French Rack Of Lamb

1 or 2 French cut lamb racks, preferably organic or Colorado (about 28 oz. each)
Herbed bread crumbs (for crust) seasoned with garlic, herbs de Provence and olive oil (See below.)
**I always use 1/2 cup of the Chapelure for two racks of lamb**
Lamb jus or rich veal stock seasoned with tarragon and currant jelly about 1/2 cup
Freshly prepared seasonal vegetables according to your taste
Mint or rosemary for garnish
Hint: Serve beautifully over a bed of creamy polenta with swiss chard and bacon! Yum!

Herbed Bread Crumbs:
1. First add about 1/3 cup of good extra virgin olive oil to your skillet, and add a mince of 6 cloves of garlic. Cook until fragrant and remove at once! 2. Add the oil to the bread crumbs and mix by hand or with a wooden spoon. Season to taste with 1 tablespoon of herbs de Provence. (Found in the gourmet section of your favorite grocery store.) Lastly, add a little salt and freshly cracked pepper to the crumbs. Use Coleman's Mustard whisked with white wine - just enough to make a smooth consistency.

1. Season the lamb racks with sea salt and pepper on both sides. (Use about 1 tablespoon for each.)
2. Rub in thyme leaves and black pepper: 1/2 Tablespoons of each
3. brush the racks with a little extra virgin olive oil.
4. Sear in a hot skillet, loin side down, until nicely browned. Brush with the Coleman's Mustard and then coat the rack(s) generously with the bread crumb mixture (Chapelure).
5. Roast at 450-degrees for about 8 minutess for medium rare. Let the rack rest for about 4 minutes until carving. (I prefer to use 26-28 oz. racks as there is a larger eye and tend to be more flavorful, especially domestic lamb from Colorado)

Serve with a little seasoned jus to taste. Arrange beautifully and enjoy! Bon Appetit!

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

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Recipe Provided By:
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
Middleburg, VA

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