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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Red Onion and Braised Celery

Lamb can often be more expensive to buy... but it can make a welcome midweek meal. I often look for special offers, and get some nice lamb loin chops or cutlets and enjoy them with some red onion, celery and buttery mashed swede. 


Serves Two
4 (lean) lamb loin chops or cutlets
1 packet celery hearts, cut in half length-ways
25g/1oz butter
150ml/¼pint hot vegetable stock
2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
5ml/1tsp black peppercorns, crushed
15ml/1tbsp oil
1 large red onion, peeled and finely sliced

1.  Place the celery in a shallow pan with the butter, stock and thyme leaves. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the celery is tender.
2. Meanwhile place the chops or cutlets on a chopping board and season on both sides with the salt and peppercorns.
3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the lamb for 10 minutes, turning once. Add the onion and cook for a further 2-4 minutes.
Transfer the lamb and onions to a warm plate, drizzle over any pan juices and serve with the braised celery and buttery mashed swede.

Recipe from here

Don't forget to also prepare your buttery mashed swede ...

... and then enjoy your meal

perhaps with a glass of wine - optional

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Oh, I love lamb. We don't eat it as much as I'd like because of the price, but as you say, you can pick up some bargains sometimes.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lamb does taste good doesn't it Jo.
... and you can't beat a Sunday Roast Lamb dinner with mint sauce!

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

NCmountainwoman said...

My husband loves lamb chops and this recipe looks perfect for us.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lamb is popular with many 'NC' of our sons would eat it every day, he likes it so much!
This is a nice recipe which I'm sure you and your husband will enjoy.

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

I have not had lamb in a long time. I really should buy some. It is expensive here in the States. In fact my boys have never tried it.
Your recipe sounds great.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lamb is an expensive meat Carla.
It seems to me whichever country you live it is one of the more expensive to buy. I do look for bargains and enjoy it when I do get the opportunity to cook it.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

i have not had lamb chops since i was a kid. these look wonderful!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lamb chops are so tasty Debbie.
... maybe you could consider trying them soon!

Many thanks for your comment here and also on our other posts. We do our best to provide a magazine type format with a variety of articles ... something for everyone is our aim, but always the key message is the LCHF lifestyle.

All the best Jan

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

We often have lamb here and it is such a delicious meal cooked with rosemary and garlic.
I agree with you, a nice glass of red wine, is good to have with it.
Many thanks for the kind visit to my blog and the note you left.
Happy October

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That's a great recipe. We have lambchops everynow and then - it is an easy dinner that's for sure!

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic sounds perfect too Carolyn.
For some reason I prefer a red wine when I am eating lamb, but sometimes may only enjoy a glass of water with my meal ... it just depends!

Happy October Wishes

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to enjoy lamb chops every now and again Amy.
They are quick, easy and very tasty to do.

Hope you have a great October.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

These lamb chops look yummy. Being part Greek, my mom used to make lamb chops growing up, and I haven't had them in a long time. I think people either like lamb.....or they don't. :)


Lowcarb team member said...

You can do so much with lamb Sheri ...
From the humble chop, a super Sunday roast - even lamb burgers. If you like lamb there are many recipes to enjoy. I do think in many countries it can be a more expensive meat to buy, so possibly this may mean it is more restrictive on people's menu plans? It may be necessary to look out for bargains - because they are out there.

Many thanks for your comment.
Happy October Wishes.

All the best Jan