Sugar-crusted lamb

Sugar-crusted lamb

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This scrumptious lamb dish takes only minutes to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal618
  • fat44g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre1g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.39g


  • 4 lamb cutlets, 350g/12oz total weight
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 rounded tbsp Dijon or English mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • drizzle of olive oil
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  • 1 medium baking potato, no need to peel
  • leaves from a sprig of rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Meanwhile, season the lamb with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the sugar on a plate. Spread the cutlets with mustard, scatter with rosemary leaves, then roll in the sugar.

  2. Drizzle a little oil over a non-stick baking sheet or tray. Slice the potato as thinly as you can, pat dry on a paper towel, then scatter slices over the baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with a little more oil, then grind over some black pepper and scatter with a few more rosemary leaves. Lay the lamb cutlets on top, then grill for 10 minutes, without turning, until the lamb and potatoes are cooked and golden.

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GiSora's picture
16th Nov, 2018
This recipe ACE! Marinated overnight and grill on barbecue. Will definitely make again.
20th Aug, 2012
Was really nice and would make again. I wasn't convinced of the idea of sugar on lamb but works well with the mustard. I used Dijon. I also used lamb steaks as you don't get much meat on a cutlet. Worked perfectly and will use next time too. I grilled my meat separately first after reading a review about bloody and sweet potatos and then popped it back on the top of them once it was pretty much cooked and gave the potatos a blast beforehand separately too. Served with salad.
2nd Jul, 2012
This looks very nice and we will defnitly try i out
15th May, 2012
Chops were lovely, potatoes were too pale and uninteresting! Maybe I used a bit too much oil. Would definitely do the chops again though
1st Mar, 2012
This was really nice on the lamb but the sugar seeped into the potatoes so they tasted too sweet. Plus in future I would turn the cutlets round as although the lamb was sizzling on top the undersides were red still and seeped blood into the potatoes - I had to give the underneaths a separate blast under the grill.
7th Nov, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous! didn't know what to expect from sugar and mustard but it was really, really tasty. I used fresh lamb cutlets and they were gone within minutes of serving. I did some crushed potatoes and mustardy leeks to go with. Will definitely be making again!
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3rd Mar, 2011
Lovely the mustard and sugar worked really well next time will try with leg steaks !
22nd Aug, 2010
Although I did still sprinkle the sugar over the top! really lovely flavour!
22nd Aug, 2010
Used Lamb Steaks and roasted in the oven after adding a squirt of balsamic vinegar all over. Couldn't find the mustard so had to slightly change the recipe and just put some parsley and paprika over the top after the balsamic vinegar. Was very lovely as the lamb flavoured the potatoes which were crispy in patches and the flavours of everything worked really well together, the balsamic vinegar with it was amazing.
24th Sep, 2009
I have never cooked anything other than cheesy toast under the grill sounds like a silly question but do you have it on high temp or medium to cook these chops. They sound absolutely delicious. Thanks


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