We’re trying to figure out how to make roast lamb cuttings, and I’m not sure I’m in the mood for an easy one.
The cutlets I like are made from lamb shANKs, a cut of beef or lamb that is roasted to tenderize and caramelize.
(They’re also sometimes referred to as braised beef.)
But I’m still not sure how to get those cutlets to a tenderloin.
I’d love to make some of them at home, but I’m going to have to wait until spring and fall to do so.
I’ll start with braised shanks.
There are several different ways to make braised cutlets.
The first is to roast the lamb shanking on a hot stone or woodfire.
It’s an easy way to roast a lot of meat without overcooking it.
(I like to use a roasting rack for the cutlets.)
You can also make braise shanks on a slow cooker, using only water and broth, and use the lamb to create the base of the meat mixture.
The other way to make cutlets is to place them in a shallow pan and let them rest for several hours before cooking.
(This method is popular because it makes the cutlet moist and flavorful.)
Here are some ideas to get you started: A. In a small pot, combine the water and the broth.
Add the lamb, and then cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Put the lamb on the stovetop and bring it to a boil.
The longer it sits, the drier it gets, so reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the lamb is soft, remove from the heat and drain the broth from the pan.
You should have about 1 cup of liquid left.
This will be the base for the next step.
Put all the cuttens in a bowl and let cool completely.
It will make about 4 cutlets, about 2 to 3 inches across.
(If you’re using braised cuts, you might want to cut the cuts into 1 inch strips.)
D. Transfer the cutts to a plate, cover with a plastic wrap and let sit overnight.
Cut into 4 strips about the size of the cutles in the photo.
I cut about 3-inch strips and wrapped them in plastic wrap to make the strips easier to peel off.
(Cutlets are so easy to peel from the plastic.)
E. Place the strips on the hot stone.
The stone should be very hot.
(The stones can also be made in a pressure cooker.)
F. Heat the broth and add the onions and garlic.
Stir well to combine.
After about 20 minutes, add the lamb and continue stirring to coat the cutlets.
You want the mixture to be a deep brown.
You can heat it up by cooking it in a pan on medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until it starts to sizzle.
When it’s cooked, remove the cuttees from the broth, stir in the salt and pepper and let the cutlery sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into 4 to 5 strips.
The finished cutlets should be 1/4 inch thick.
Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool completely on a rack.
(It’s important that the cuttlefish cool completely before slicing into strips.)
Then slice the strips into 4 inch-long strips.
(When the cutetes are just a little bit brown on the outside, you can just peel them off the paper.)
They should be about 1/8 inch thick from top to bottom.
When you’re done, cut the cuttes into strips about 1 inch thick, and transfer them to a serving dish or serve plate.