Lamb Chops on a Potato Wreath Recipe
Lamb Chops on a Potato Wreath
Flavors of Switzerland
Total time: 1hr to 2hr
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Oven temperature: 180° C (350° F)
Cooking time: About 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 12 trimmed Lamb chops
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) shallot
- 30 g (2 tbsp.) tarragon vinegar
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) red wine
- Freshly ground pepper
- 400 ml (1 1/2 cups) lamb stock
Potato Wreath
- 4 large Potatoes
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) butter
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Vegetables (about 80 g / 3 oz.)
- Young onions
- Carrots
- Snow peas
- Thin green beans
- Broccoli
- Salt and sugar
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) vegetable broth
  1. Sauté the finely chopped shallot in some butter; deglaze with the vinegar and 100 ml of the red wine; simmer until the shallot is transparent.
  2. Season the chops on both sides, sear them over high heat to colour them nicely, then let rest in a 180° C (350° F) oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Degrease the pan, deglaze with the remaining 100 ml red wine, and pour over the shallots. Add the lamb stock and reduce to the desired consistency.

Potato Wreath

  1. Cut the potatoes into slices 2 mm thick. Cut circles from the potato slices using a 4 cm (1 1/2") round cutter.
  2. Butter a skillet and place a 10 cm (4") ring or metal cutter into it. Line the bottom with the potato rounds, overlapping them to form the crown.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes on each side and season with salt and pepper. (Cook the potatoes with the ring in place while you brown the first side, then remove it before turning the potato crown to brown the other side.)

Preparing the vegetables

  1. Blanch all the vegetables separately and immediately run them under very cold water. Set aside.
  2. Season with a little salt and sugar.

Finishing and presentation

  1. Lightly caramelize the sugar; add 50 g (3 tbsp.) butter and the vegetable broth and reheat the blanched vegetables.
  2. Place the potato crown on a hot plate, place the vegetables in the centre, the lamb chops on top, and the sauce all around.
  3. Garnish with herbs.
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