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Lamb chops with salsa alla menta and potatoes

Lamb, potatoes and a zesty mint sauce. It's a winner.

  • Serves 4
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Lamb chops with salsa alla menta and potatoes
In this dish, the classic combination of lamb with potatoes gets a zesty, mint kick with the addition of salsa alla menta.


  • 2 Desiree potatoes, sliced
  • 12 lamb loin chops
  • 50 ml olive oil
Salsa alla menta
  • 1½ cups (firmly packed) mint, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 50 gm sourdough bread, crusts removed
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 150°C. Add potato to a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil and cook until just tender (5-10 minutes). Drain.
  • 2
    For salsa alla menta, blend ingredients in a blender until smooth and season to taste.
  • 3
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Season lamb chops to taste, add to pan and fry, turning once, until golden brown but still pink in the centre (3-4 minutes each side; fry in batches if there's not enough space). Transfer to an oven tray and keep warm in oven.
  • 4
    Add potatoes to pan and fry, turning occasionally, until light golden (2-4 minutes). Serve potatoes and lamb topped with salsa alla menta and mint.