Hands up who needs one of those recipe that takes minutes to prepare and you can serve it up and feel like you made an effort? Ok, put your hands down friends because this is one such recipe. It's one of those recipes you keep for a rainy day - real or figuratively speaking. Braises to me remind me of my Nan, she's the queen of the braise and I think there's no better accompaniment to braised lamb than mashed potatoes.
It doesn't get any easier than this! You can double or triple this recipe, it will always turn out - you may need to account for an extra hour cooking time if you do..
Braised lamb chops
Lamb chops (I used 8 lamb loin)
2-3 large cloves garlic, thinly slice
1 small brown onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 sprigs thyme, chopped
2 sprigs oregano, chopped
2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
Put half your onion on the bottom of the slowcooker. Place chops on top.
Sprinkle rest of ingredients on top. Place lid on slowcooker and place on low for 8 hours or medium for 4-5 hours.
Look at this!
You also have the option of once you remove all the chops from the slowcooker put 1 tb cornflour diluted in 2 tsp of the stock left behind and then turn up your cooker or move to a hob (if your slowcooker base will do this) and heat for 5-15 minutes until you have a thick-ish gravy. Easy!
Now for the potatoes, once cooked whip with your mixer... for about 1 minute on a medium speed will do it.
For every kg of boiled potatoes add 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup milk and 1tb (25g) of butter, plus a pinch of salt. With some scissors, cut/chop about 3-4 sprigs and throw into the bowl with the potato. Whip again until well combined.
Serve with some steamed greens - that looks (and tastes) like you went to a lot of effort, but you didn't! Put your feet up and let someone else do the dishes..!
Or doesn't that happen at your place?
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