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Crispy lamb cutlets with sugar snap peas and mint

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For a fast and simple weeknight dinner, whip up these juicy lamb cutlets. Served with sugar snap peas and mint for added freshness, this dish will please your entire family.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Crispy lamb cutlets with sugar snap peas and mint


  • 5 slices white bread (195g total), crusts removed, bread cut into pieces
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated pecorino or parmesan
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 8 x 70g Coles Australian Lamb Cutlets (560g total), pounded to 1cm thickness
  • 1 cup (250ml), plus 2 tbs olive oil, divided
  • 300g sugar snap peas, trimmed, halved crossways
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbs finely chopped shallot
  • 1½ cups loosely packed (20g) mint leaves, roughly torn

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 140°C. In a food processor, process the bread to form coarse breadcrumbs. In a large bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, 2 tsp sea salt flakes and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper. Place the flour and eggs, separately, into shallow baking dishes. Dip the lamb cutlets, one at a time, into the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip into the eggs and then the breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs firmly into the cutlets.
  2. Step 2

    In a large, heavy non-stick frying pan, add 1 cup of the oil and place over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add 4 cutlets and cook for 3 mins on each side or until golden and a meat thermometer inserted into the centre of cutlet registers 60°C. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a baking tray and keep warm in the oven. Cook the remaining 4 cutlets.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Prepare an ice bath by combining 2 cups of ice and 2 cups of water in a bowl. Add the sugar snap peas to the boiling water and cook for 45 seconds or until they are bright green and tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peas to the ice bath and leave to chill completely. Drain the sugar snap peas well.
  4. Step 4

    In a small bowl, whisk the lemon zest, 2 tbs of the lemon juice, shallot, remaining 2 tbs oil, ¾ tsp sea salt flakes and ½ tsp of freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Step 5

    In a large bowl, toss the cooked sugar snap peas and mint with 2 tbs of the dressing. Divide the salad among 4 dinner plates. Top each plate with 2 cutlets and serve drizzled with the remaining dressing.