Parmesan crumbed lamb cutlets with cannellini mash
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 head of broccoli, chopped into bite sized chunks
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 24 green beans
- 8 lamb cutlets, fully trimmed
- 2 large eggs, free range or organic
- 50 g grated parmesan
- 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
- 100 g wholegrain sourdough breadcrumbs
- 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Line up three flat bottomed bowls. Put the flour in one, break the eggs into the second and whisk with a fork, and mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan and parsley in the third. Dip each cutlet into the flour, followed by the egg and finally the breadcrumb mixture. Put the crumbed cutlets into the fridge for at least half an hour (they can stay in the fridge like this for a couple of days).
- Heat a tablespoon of the extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and infuse the oil for a minute or so until you smell the garlic aromas. Be very careful not to burn the garlic – turn down the heat if need be. Add the cannellini beans and roughly mash. Stir to combine the flavours and heat through, then turn the heat off, cover and set aside.
- In a large frying pan, heat the remaining extra virgin olive oil over a medium to high heat. Add the crumbed cutlets and cook for three minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy on the outside and slightly pink in the middle.
- Meanwhile bring a pan of water to the boil. Place the broccoli and green beans in a steamer and place over the boiling water covered with a lid. Steam for one minute and then add the frozen peas. Steam for a further minute or until the peas are heated through and the other veggies are al dente. (Alternatively, you can steam the veggies in the microwave for two minutes).
- Serve the crumbed cutlets with the green veggies and a mash made from cannellini beans (sometimes called white beans). The result is not only lighter than a traditional potato mash, it’s low GI and rich in plant protein, fibre and several nutrients including folate.