Stuffed lamb cutlets

Ingredients

16 lamb cutlets, 140g each, trimmed

salt and freshly ground black pepper

75g Fontina or gruyere cheese

16 large fresh sage leaves

16 slices parma ham

2 free-range eggs, beaten with a pinch of salt

300g fine dried breadcrumbs

olive oil, for shallow frying

For the salad

250g mixed salad leaves - rocket, watercress, Little Gem lettuce

3 spring onions, finely sliced

handful fresh mint leaves

2 sticks celery, finely sliced

For the dressing

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

 

Preparation method

  • Cut open the centre of the meat of each cutlet until almost through and open out.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then place a sliver of Fontina or Gruyere cheese on one side of the meat followed by a sage leaf and a little Parma ham.
  • Fold over the other side of the meat. Dip the cutlets in egg and breadcrumbs to completely coat the meat.
  • Press the cutlets together to seal and slightly flatten the meat. Shallow fry in moderately hot oil until golden on both sides until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, toss the salad ingredients together. Drizzle in the olive oil and vinegar, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve together