chicken fried american lamb cutlets
chicken fried american lamb cutlets
chicken fried american lamb cutlets

Chicken Fried American Lamb Cutlets


March 9, 2016

This homestyle country dish is great comfort food for a relaxing night at home.

Executive Chef Daniel J. Scannell, CMC
Carnegie Abbey Club
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

  • Yields: 8 servings


16 American Lamb tenderloin cutlets, pounded thin

3 tbsp Dijon-style mustard

3 tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped

1 tbsp Dried marjoram or oregano

2 cups Flour

2 tbsp Lamb spice

3 Eggs, lightly beaten

3 cups Seasoned fine panko bread crumbs

2 cups Grape seed oil or lard

2 tsp Kosher salt

2 tsp Black pepper


1Mix the mustard and parsley with the marjoram (or oregano). Spread or brush lightly on each lamb cutlet. Season the flour with lamb spice. Dredge the cutlets through flour to coat, then eggs and finish with bread crumbs. Lay cutlets on a medium sheet pan and allow to rest. (Do not lay the cutlets on top of each other as this will make the cutlets sweat and promote burning during the cooking process.)

2Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add 1 cup oil or lard. Heat to 350°F. Fry each cutlet until golden brown, adding additional oil as needed. Remove from oil; rest on a roasting rack to allow drainage of excess oil. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

3Chef’s Recommendation: Serve Chicken Fried American Lamb Cutlets with eggplant caponata and herbed spaetzle with browned butter.

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board