Cooking lamb cutlets. You can grill lamb cutlets, fry them in a pan or even cook them in an air fryer! We’ll explain the different cooking methods with their respective cooking time of course! Translation in French: côtelettes d’agneau.

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Lamb cutlets

How do I cook lamb cutlets?

What to pair lamb cutlets with?
Consider serving lamb cutlets with sides like creamy mashed potatoes, roasted zucchinis, roasted carrots or eggplants! In the summer, think of a Mediterranean couscous salad. Mint sauce, chimichurri, or a balsamic reduction are great ideas of sauces to serve with lamb cutlets. For a good wine combination, opt for red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah.

Lamb cutlets vs lamb chops
Lamb cutlets and lamb chops both come from the rib section of the lamb. Lamb chops are usually larger and have a bone. Lamb cutlets are generally smaller because most of the fat and bone have been removed (or trimmed).

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Preparing lamb cutlets

Preparing lamb cutlets is a nobrainer.
Season the lamb cutlets with salt, pepper; for extra taste, a blend of rosemary, thyme, and garlic is great! Allow the seasoned lamb cutlets to rest at room temperature for about 15 to 30 minutes. Et voilà!

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How do I know my lamb cutlets are cooked?

How do I know my lamb cutlets are cooked? 
Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of

  • 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare or
  • 145°F (63°C) for medium.

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Grilled lamb cutlets

Cooking lamb chops on a grill. Grilling gives a nice smoky flavor to your lamb cutlets.
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
2. Grill the lamb chops for about 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 3-4 minutes per side for medium. Again, adjust the timing to suit your taste.

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Cook lamb cutlets in pan

Cooking lamb cutlets in a pan. Pan-searing is a great method to cook lamb cutlets.
1. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add a bit of oil or butter to the skillet.
3. Sear the lamb cutlets for 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 3-4 minutes per side for medium. Adjust the timing based on your preferred doneness.

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Air fryer lamb cutlets

Cooking lamb cutlets in an air fryer. My favorite cooking method for lamb cutlets sofar.
1. Preheat your air fryer at 400°F (200°C)
2. Spray the lamb cutlets with oil and season well (salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary), then place them in the air fryer basket so that they don’t overlap. You can let the meat marinate for 1 hour tops if your want.
3. Air fry for 4 minutes, then flip the lamb cutlets and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side (depending on your preferred doneness). Let the cutlets rest for a couple of minutes after cooking.

Lamb cutlets are a cut of meat that comes from young sheep, typically less than a year old. Lamb cutlets come from the loin or rib area.