Crusty Almond Lamb Rack Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 60 min.
Delight everyone at your dinner table with this nutty twist on lamb chops.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup Japanese-style (panko) bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup toasted almonds, ground
  • 2 lamb racks, trimmed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbs water

Directions

  • In medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic with lemon pepper, cumin, and salt. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and almonds. Add to skillet and cook until light golden-brown; set aside.
  • Place lamb, bone-side down, on rack in roasting pan.
  • In small bowl, beat together egg white and water, brush on top of lamb. Pat crumb mixture on each lamb rack.
  • Roast in 375ºF oven to desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium, or 170ºF for well. Allow lamb to stand for 10 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise about 10 degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 631
  Calories from Fat 457 (72%)
(79%) Total Fat 51g
(107%) Saturated Fat 21g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
(39%) Cholesterol 116mg
(15%) Sodium 370mg
(16%) Potassium 553mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(7%) Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%) Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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