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Dutch recipe for lamb chops – like grandma used to make

This old-fashioned recipe for lamb chops can be found in traditional Dutch cookbooks from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and guarantees only the tastiest of results!


8 lamb chops
125 grams of butter
2 shallots
4 cloves of garlic
A sprig of fresh rosemary
A sprig of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
½ glass of red wine
½ litre of meat broth or stock
3 teaspoons of cornflour
A sprig of fresh parsley
Freshly ground black pepper

Dutch recipe for lamb chops


First preheat your oven to 120 C. Meanwhile rub the lamb chops with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Next heat the butter in a frying pan and gently fry the chops until golden brown. Now place the chops in an oven dish, pop into your oven, and bake for around 15 minutes. In the meantime, finely slice the shallots, crush the garlic, finely chop the rosemary and thyme, and then fry together in the fat from the lamb chops. Pour in the red wine and meat stock, add in the bay leaf, and then simmer on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Now stir in the cornflour and keep stirring until it thickens into a lovely sauce. Finally, garnish the lamb chops with a little parsley and serve with boiled potatoes, green beans or spinach, in addition to your freshly prepared sauce in a separate jug.

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