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Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce and Homemade Potato Chips

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Andrew wanted to have a special dinner to celebrate the new year, so he picked out this recipe from Food Network.  The lamb chops were amazing and let’s just say homemade potato chips are our new thing.

Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce
(Source: Food Network)

1/3 cup apple juice
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
8 lamb loin chops, trimmed of fat (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp canola oil
1 shallot, minced
1/3 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp mint jelly
2 Tbsp minced fresh mint, divided

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine apple juice and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Sprinkle lamb chops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops and cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn them over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into a chop registers 140°F for medium-rare, 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness. Transfer the chops to a plate and tent with foil.

3. Place the skillet over medium-high heat (take care, the handle will still be hot). Add shallot and cook, stirring constantly, until browned and softened, about 1 minute. Add broth, vinegar and jelly and bring to a boil, whisking to dissolve the jelly. Cook, whisking constantly, until the liquid has reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the cornstarch mixture; add to the pan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in half the mint along with any accumulated juices from the chops. Serve the chops topped with the sauce and the remaining mint.

Homemade Potato Chips
1 Large Idaho or Russett Potato
3 tablespoons olive, canola, or peanut oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes into a bowl and immediately toss them with the oil. Season lightly (we used sesame seeds and chili powder) and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet.

3. Bake in the oven until golden brown — about 12-15 minutes. Season again lightly when they come out of the oven. Transfer to a rack to cool for maximum crispness.

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