Crusted British lamb rack

Crusted Lamb rack_71662Serves: 4
Prep and cook time: 1 h 10 min
Cooking skill: medium


  • 4 large floury potatoes, e. g. King Edward or Maris Piper, peeled and sliced 2 cm | 3/4 inch thick
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1 small bunch chervil, leaves only
  • 1 small bunch mint, leaves only
  • 50 g | 1 3/4 oz white breadcrumbs, stale
  • 1 British lamb rack, best end, 7-8 chops, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, sliced, washed, and drained
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 250 g | 9 oz green beans, trimmed
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200° fan) | 425°F | gas 7. Parboil potatoes in a saucepan boiling water until tender, 15 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a roasting tray.
  2. Combine remaining olive oil with herbs, breadcrumbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until combined; if needed, add a splash of water to loosen. Pack onto lamb.
  3. Sit lamb on top of potatoes. Roast until centre of the lamb registers at least 60°C | 140°F on a meat thermometer and potatoes are golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Let lamb rest under foil. If needed, return potatoes to oven until golden.
  5. Melt butter in a saucepan set over a medium heat. Add leeks and a pinch of salt, sweating until softened, 6-8 minutes. Stir in crème fraîche, salt, and some pepper.
  6. Steam green beans in a covered steaming basket set over a saucepan of simmering water.
  7. Cut lamb into chops and serve with potatoes, leeks and green beans.

Did you know...

Lamb is naturally rich in protein, low in sodium and provides vitamins and minerals that are vital for good health and reduce tiredness.

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Last edited: 24 December 2019 at 15:34

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Lynda Gripton - 18/03/2020 12:23:50

Hi ! Love your lamb recipes, do you have a book ?

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