Parmesan lamb cutlets with sautéed ceps

Juicy lamb cutlets in a crisp Parmesan crust marry perfectly with sautéed ceps in this glorious recipe form Alex Mackay
By Alex Mackay
Parmesan lamb cutlets with sautéed ceps
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 12 lamb cutlets, trimmed and flattened slightly
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg
  • 400 ml lamb stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the crust:

  • 50 g dried bread
  • 8 stalks of flat leaf parsley, leaves picked from the stalks and chopped
  • 50 g parmesan, grated
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

For the ceps:

  • 600 g cep mushrooms
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • flat leaf parsley, leaves picked from the stalks
  • black pepper

Method

1. First make the crust, in a food processor blend together the dried bread, parsley and Parmesan until the mixture is fairly fine.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to bind, season well and set aside.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan and fry the lamb cutlets for about 1 minute each side until lightly coloured. Transfer them immediately to a rack and leave to cool.

4. Once they are cool, dust the cutlets with flour; roll in the beaten egg then finally in the crust. The lamb cutlets can be prepared to this point at least two to three hours in advance.

5. When you are ready to serve, heat a further 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and fry the cutlets for two minutes each side. Once well browned, transfer the lamb to a warmed plate.

6. Pour the lamb stock into the pan and reduce by half. Season well and keep warm.

7. While the lamb is cooking, heat a large heavy frying pan with the remaining olive oil.

8. Add the ceps and leave them for about two minutes until they brown lightly.

9. Turn the ceps and fry them for a further minute until they are well coloured.

10. Next add the unsalted butter and toss the mushrooms in it for about a minute. When the butter is foaming nicely, add the garlic and sweat it without colouring it for about 30 seconds and add the flat leaf parsley.

11. Toss this in well; season the ceps with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

12. Serve the lamb on top of the ceps surrounded by the sauce.

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