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    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Lamb Rack - Cooking for One - What to do with Leftovers

    Love a Roasted Lamb Rack.
    Cut it in two. Put half in the freezer for another day
    Fairly economical and very tasty
    BUT when you cook too many vegetables.
    Next day a completely different meal

    In fact cook too much on purpose... so that you can make this wonderful Potato Pancake
    I have been, whilst on my grain free recipe hunt, very taken with the Zucchini Noodles
    Use the Julienne Peeler
    Or use a Spiralizer OR cut into julienne strips by hand

    Zucchini, onions and tomato are a wonderful accompaniment to Lamb
    With a touch of mint, perfect
    I haven't given quantities, not important
    Make as much as you like

    Lamb Rack
    Olive Oil
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

    The Vege
    Olive oil 
    I red onion
    Zucchini turned into noodles
    Cherry tomatoes cut in half
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    2-3 mint leaves. chopped

    The Potatoes
    Potatoes peeled and chunked
    Olive Oil
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

    Take a lamb rack,  enough for 2, half for one
    Rub the rack with olive oil and season well with Sea salt and Freshly ground Black Pepper
    Set aside

    Meanwhile make your noodles
    Set aside

    Peel and chop potatoes and bring to a boil and simmer till fork tender
    Smash with the masher
    Not too fine its mot a puree, lumpy is good for texture
    Add Olive oil 
    Stir well
    Season with S & P

    Heat oven to 190C
    In a pan that will go into the oven
    Heat well
    Add lamb side down
    Cook for 3-4 minutes to get the skin browning
    Into the oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes
    It may take a little longer
    Remove and let rest

    Meanwhile in another skillet
    Add olive oil
    Cook red onions till translucent not brown
    Add noodles
    Cook about 4 minutes
    Add tomatoes,season again
    Cook another 3-4 minutes till tomatoes start to burst a little
    Add mint

    Now to serve
    Place vege on the plate
    Pop the Lamb rack on top
    Arrange the potatoes around the edge
    Dinner is served
    Sooo Of course I had too many vege
    Dinner for the next night

    Potato Pancake

    All you need is some to add to your leftovers
    More Olive Oil
    Grated cheese
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    Basil leaves

    First make a little salad with Tomatoes
    S & P
    Torn basil leaves all drizzled over with olive oil

    Heat Grill in oven
    Mix the leftover potatoes and vege
    Once again, in a pan that will go into the oven
    Add olive oil
    Heat till nearly smoking
    Push mixed vege into the pan to form a cake
    Cook till the bottom starts to brown and crisp
    Cover with Grated cheese
    Pop under the grill till the cheese bubbles up and is to your liking

    To serve
    Slide onto plate and top with Tomato Salad

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