Grilled or pan fried Greek lamb chops

Grilled or pan fried Greek lamb chops – Greek grilled lamb chops are a hit during the grilling season and pan-fried all year round.

They go well with tsatsiki and flatbread , a Greek farmer’s salad or with fries .

Once you make these delicious lamb chops, you’re guaranteed to make them again and again.

You can either prepare the lamb chops seasoned with just salt and black pepper or, like in this recipe, put them in a delicious Greek marinade beforehand.

fried Greek lamb chops

For marinating, I use a basic Greek marinade . This is super quick to make and gives the already delicious lamb a great Mediterranean taste. In my opinion, marinating the lamb chops is definitely worth it.

When are the lamb chops done?

To determine the degree of doneness of the lamb chops, it is best to use a meat thermometer , which you can get from Amazon*, for example.

You can also use such a meat thermometer for steaks, for roasts or in general when cooking and always knows exactly when your meat is done.

If you like your meat medium-rare , i.e. still quite pink on the inside, you should aim for a core temperature of around 60 to 65 degrees Celsius .

If you like the lamb chops well done, you should cook them to a core temperature of around 70 degrees Celsius .

You determine the core temperature by inserting the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the lamb chops and then measuring the temperature.

If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you should grill or sear the lamb chops for about 2.5 to 3 minutes per side so they are medium-rare.

Of course, the exact cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the lamb chops and cannot be answered in general terms.

The easiest way is to simply slice into one of the lamb chops and see how cooked they already are. Read more Fried rice with vegetables – simply delicious

Grilled or pan fried Greek lamb chops

time 30 mins
Servings: 4

ingredients

  • 16-20 pieces of lamb chops for 4 people

For the marinade:

  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 5 garlic
  • Lemon zest from an organic lemon
  • Lemon juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili flakes Optional if you like it a little hotter

Preparations:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl.
  2. Place the lamb chops in a sealable bowl or freezer bag, then add the marinade and spread evenly over the meat.
  3. Tip: Reserve some of the marinade to brush the lamb chops with when grilling.
  4. Place the meat in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to marinate.

Preparation on the grill:

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Place the lamb chops on the very hot grill and grill for 2.5 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Just before you finish grilling, brush the lamb chops with the reserved marinade.
  4. Then remove from the grill and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Tip: If the lamb chops have a larger rim of fat, you can briefly place them upright on the grill so that the fat is fried until crisp.
  6. If you like, you can now add some herb butter to the lamb chops.

Preparation in the pan:

  1. Preheat a large pan with a little oil.
  2. Sear the lamb chops for 2.5 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Then take it out and let it rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. If you like, you can now add some herb butter to the lamb chops.

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