Lamb chops with minty peas and mustard mash

Photograph: Harry Weir

Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Aug 22, 2020, 05:55

  • Serves: 1
  • Cooking Time: 50 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and halved
  • A drizzle of sunflower oil
  • 2-3 lamb chops
  • 100g petit pois, defrosted
  • 100mls milk
  • A generous knob of butter
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 1 tsp mint jelly
  • Salt and pepper


1. Put the potatoes on to boil with a little salt.

2. Meanwhile season the chops, heat the oil in a pan until gently smoking, then carefully add the chops.

3. Cook for five minutes on both sides and then if you can, perch them on the fatty side for a couple of minutes to crisp the fat.

4. Remove the chops from the pan and keep them warm, while you turn your attention to the potatoes.

5. At almost the last minute, add the peas to the potatoes and continue to cook.  Ensure they are not boiling for very much longer or they will lose their colour.

6. Drain well then put everything back into the pot and mash with the milk, butter, salt and pepper. You may need to use a little more milk to get the required texture.

7. When you’re happy with the consistency, add the mustard and mint jelly then serve on a warm plate beside your lamb chops.