Seared Lamb Chops Recipe

A Gentleman’s Dish


One of the quintessential qualities of a gentleman is confidence, and though it’s beneficial in all areas of life, don’t neglect developing confidence in the kitchen. Cooking skills not only benefit the gentleman himself, but enable him to create a delightful meal to entertain friends, spend time in the kitchen with family, and help his partner with everyday household tasks. Read on for the crowd-pleasing dishes these five locals think every gentleman should know how to make.  


Photography by Rich Smith 

Anthony Gladden sitting down eating his seared lamb chops


“Lamb chops are a delicious and elegant cut of meat that can be enjoyed year-round for any occasion. They are versatile, easy to cook, and pair well with a variety of sides. In this recipe, we’ll be serving them with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus for a complete and satisfying meal.”

– Anthony Gladden

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lamb chops plated with asparagus

Seared Lamb Chops

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the lamb chops:

  • 4 lamb chops
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley,, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the asparagus

  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • slat and pepper, to taste


For the lamb chops:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the lamb chops and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  • Transfer the lamb chops to a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes for medium-rare, or until cooked to your preference.

For the mashed potatoes

  • Add diced potatoes and a pinch of salt to a large pot and cover with water, then bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.
  • Add the milk, butter, garlic, and parsley to the pot and mash the potatoes until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the asparagus:

  • In a separate pot, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the asparagus and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve:

  • Plate the lamb chops, garlic mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Garnish with fresh parsley or mint.
Keyword lamb chops
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