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Greek Lamb Chops

Just like a Greek restaurant or even better! Whether you decide to grill them or fry them in a cast iron skillet (or regular pan), these homemade Greek Lamb Chops are a family favourite! Once you try these you will never look back!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 people
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano preferably Greek, or 1/2 cup chopped fresh
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Using paper towels, pat dry chops and discard any shards or bone fragments.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small jug or bowl. 
  • Arrange lamb chops in a large baking dish or on a large plate, and pour the marinade all over the lamb, rubbing it into the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for half an hour, or for a deeper flavour, marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning the chops from time to time (before cooking, let lamb chops sit at room temp 30 minutes).
  • Heat oil in a pan (cast iron preferably or grill plates) over high heat until just starting to smoke. Fry or grill lamb in 2 batches for 3-4 minutes each side, depending on thickness until done to your liking. (Usually, at 3 minutes per side they are medium, and at 4 minutes they are medium-well.)
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    Sprinkle with a little extra dried oregano for added flavour and a little extra lemon juice (optional).

Optional:

  • For left over marinade: reduce heat down to medium-low leaving any leftover drippings in the pan. When pan has lowered in heat, pour in the leftover marinade along with 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/4 cup beef broth. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for at least 5 minutes. Stir in a tablespoon of lemon juice and serve with the lamb.