Lamb chops

Lamb chops

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Introducing an irresistible and easy lamb chop recipe that is sure to impress! These lamb chops are seared to perfection with a mouth-watering garlic-infused butter that will have you savouring every bite. We serve the flavourful meat with crispy potato wedges, a crumbled salad cheese topping, and a refreshing beetroot salad. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a meal for a special occasion, this recipe for lamb chops with garlic butter and delicious sides is the perfect option.


Potato wedges
  • Wash the potatoes well and cut them into wedges.
  • Put the potato wedges in a bowl, add oil and mix well.
  • Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake them in the middle of the oven at 200°C for about 45 minutes (regular oven – not preheated). Turn the potatoes occasionally.
  • Sprinkle the finished baked potato wedges with salt and pepper.
Cheese topping
  • Let the salad cheese drain well and mash it with a fork. Mix with parsley and peppermint and arrange it in a bowl.
Beetroot salad
  • Toss beetroot with pears and rocket salad.
Lamb chops
  • Cut 3-4 slits in the edge of each cutlet.
  • Melt butter in a pan until golden. Add crushed garlic and fry the chops for approx. 4 minutes on each side.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
For serving
  • Drizzle pesto over the salad right before serving.

In our opinion, the best way to cook lamb chops is to sear them in a hot pan to achieve a delicious crust and juicy, tender meat. To start, it is important to choose the right cuts – look for well-marbled, pink-coloured cuts that are at least 2-2.5 cm thick for the best flavour and texture.


To ensure that the meat is cooked properly, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. For medium-rare, the temperature should be 56-60°C, for medium, it should be 60-65°C, and for well-done, it should be around 70-75°C. Once the lamb chops are cooked, let them rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. This will result in juicier and tenderer meat.

Questions about lamb chops

With just a few simple ingredients and our easy recipe for lamb chops, you can create a mouth-watering and impressive dish that is sure to become a family favourite. Read below to find out more about it!

What are lamb chops?
Lamb chops are cuts of meat from the rib, loin, or shoulder of a lamb. They are tender, juicy, and flavourful and can be prepared in a variety of ways, including grilling, broiling, baking, or pan-frying. They are often seasoned with different herbs and spices and served with sides such as roasted vegetables or potatoes. It is a popular dish in many cuisines around the world, including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisine.
How to cook lamb chops?
To cook lamb chops, first cut 3-4 small slits in the edge of each cutlet. Lamb chops have a natural tendency to curl up as they cook, which can make it difficult to cook them evenly. By cutting small slits in the edge of the meat, the meat can lay flat in the pan, ensuring that it cooks evenly on both sides. Melt butter in a pan until it turns golden, then add crushed garlic and the lamb and fry for roughly 4 minutes on each side. Once it is done, sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Note that the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the meat.
What to serve with lamb chops?
Lamb chops pair well with various side dishes that enhance their taste and texture. Golden and crispy potato wedges make for a satisfying and simple choice. Alternatively, serve with a crumbled salad cheese topping with parsley and peppermint. For a fresh and colourful option, try a beetroot salad with pears and rocket drizzled with pesto. These side dishes complement the tender and flavourful meat, resulting in a well-rounded and enjoyable meal.
How to season lamb chops?
To season lamb chops, you can use a variety of herbs and spices depending on your personal preference. A classic combination includes salt, black pepper, and crushed garlic. In our recipe, searing the meat in melted butter with crushed garlic adds a rich and savoury flavour to the meat. Once cooked, sprinkle with salt and pepper to enhance the natural taste of the lamb.

Nutritional values

Nutritional value, per

Fibre 21.9 gram fibers
Protein 64.1 %
Carbohydrates 115.4 %
Fat 84.4 gram


Potato wedges
Large potatoes (approx. 1 kg)
Olive oil
1 tsp
Coarse salt
1 tsp
Freshly ground pepper
Cheese topping
White cheese cubes, parsley and garlic
100 g
Finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp
Dried peppermint
1 tbsp
Beetroot salad
Beetroots in thin approx. 2 cm wide strips
100 g
Pear cut into thin wedges (approx. 300 g)
Rinsed rocket salads torn into pieces
50 g
Basil pesto
2 tbsp
Lamb chops
Lamb chops (approx. 500 g)
25 g
Crushed garlic clove
Coarse salt
¼ tsp
Freshly ground pepper

Seared lamb chops with potatoes and tasty side dishes

Seared lamb chops served alongside crispy potato wedges make for a satisfying and flavourful meal. The lamb chops are tender, juicy, and packed with savoury flavours thanks to being seared in a hot pan with garlic butter. The crispy potato wedges provide the perfect contrast in texture, and their simple seasoning of salt and pepper allows the natural taste of the potatoes to shine through. Best of all, both the lamb chops and potato wedges are easy to prepare, making them perfect for a quick and delicious dinner any night of the week.

Peppermint salad cheese topping and beetroot salad

If you want to elevate your lamb chops, serve them with a salad cheese topping and a beetroot salad. The crumbled salad cheese topping, made by mashing salad cheese with parsley and peppermint, adds a burst of tangy and herbaceous flavour that pairs perfectly with the rich and tender meat. The beetroot salad, tossed with pears and rocket salad and drizzled with pesto, provides a fresh and colourful contrast that balances out the heartiness of the lamb. Both side dishes elevate the flavour profile of the garlic butter lamb chops and make a tasty addition to the dinner table.

Easy garlic butter lamb chops full of flavours

Garlic, butter, and lamb may be one of the best flavour combinations of any cuisine. The buttery richness infuses the meat with an irresistibly savoury flavour, while the garlic adds a fragrant and aromatic touch that takes it to the next level. Lamb and garlic go so well together because they have complementary flavours and aromas that enhance the taste and texture of the dish.

This simple combination ensures that the lamb chops with garlic butter are tender, juicy, and packed with flavour without requiring any complicated techniques or lengthy cooking times. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a delicious and impressive dish that will delight the whole family.

Cannot get enough of the aromatic garlic taste? Have a look at our recipes for fried chicken with garlic and rosemary, chimichurri sauce with mint and garlic, and a classic, Asian Pad Thai with coriander and coarsely chopped peanuts.

Choose the right complementary flavours

Complementary, harmonious flavours can take any dish to the next level, and that is exactly what happens here with our garlic butter lamb chops and flavourful side dishes. Peppermint and parsley in the salad cheese topping add a fresh and herbaceous note that balances the rich and savoury flavour of the lamb. Garlic-infused butter enhances the meat's natural taste and adds a fragrant touch that offsets the richness of the dish. Meanwhile, the tangy and herbaceous basil pesto in the beetroot salad provides a contrasting flavour that cuts through the earthiness of the beetroots and the sweetness of the pears. By thoughtfully choosing and combining these flavours, you can create a well-balanced and delightful meal that will quickly become a new favourite at home.

Experiment with a lamb chop marinade

Experimenting with a marinade for lamb chops is a great way to enhance the flavour of the meat and tenderise it, resulting in juicy and tender lamb that is bursting with savoury notes. And luckily, many marinades are delicious with pan-seared garlic butter lamb chops.

One popular marinade is a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano. The acidity of the lemon juice and the aromatics of the garlic and herbs infuse the meat with a bright and citrusy taste. You can also add red wine, making a red wine marinade with almost the same ingredients; red wine, crushed garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, and black pepper.

For a sweet and savoury twist, you can try a marinade made with honey, soy sauce, and ginger. The honey adds a touch of sweetness, while the soy sauce and ginger create a depth of savoury flavour.

It is best to let it marinade for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavours to fully soak into the meat. Once marinated, the meat can be grilled, baked, or seared to perfection.