One word describes this recipe, yummy!!
This is what I made for New Year’s dinner because it looked so elegant and my kids happen to love lamb, especially with some lemon and rosemary. I also thought that lamb chops with making the perfect finger food for the kids and their friends, so they could walk and eat. (Or in my kid’s case, walk down the basement and pull up some video games)
I couldn’t find any recipes for Air Fried Rack of Lamb and I purchased a great one at Trader Joe’s. So, this is what I came up with. My kids really loved it, and the meat was nice and tender, and it wasn’t dried out at all.
If you are not familiar with rack of lamb, the most important thing for you to know is that any rack of lamb is a cut of lamb, that is connected and has rib chops connected, you can buy it in one strip, meaning only one side of the roast has chops, or double rack of lamb, which means that both sides have chops.
I went today for a simple herb seasoning and olive rub, and I will be experimenting with breading (breadcrumbs) in the next few weeks.
Here are some tips when cooking lamb:
- The fat side of the lamb is facing upwards, and as it “air-fries” or bakes, the fat drips down and covers the meat, making it tender.
- The internal temperature of the meat should be measured in between the ribs, being careful not to read the bones, the temperature should be between 120 degrees F, which is rare to 130 for medium rare, to 140 degrees for medium.
- Rest the lamb on the counter for about 10 to 15 minutes, which allows the juice to settle in the middle of the meat. I always cover mine with foil, so the meat doesn’t end up cold, while it’s resting.
- Lamb cooks fast, especially when you are using the air fryer, so remember to watch it.
- You might have to trim the rack of lamb (lamb chops) to make them fit. I had to remove the last chop so that the entire roast would fit in my air fryer. That would be dependent upon the type of air fryer you own.
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Air Fried-Air Fryer-Classic Rack of Lamb (Herbs)
- 1 rack of lamb
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
Start by making your mixture of herbs, mix in a small bowl, the rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Then rub the mixture all over the lamb.
Place the rack of lamb into the air fryer.
Note: Depending on how big your air fryer is, you may have to remove a rib, to make it work.
Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, measure your internal temperature of the rack of lamb by using the method above.
If you want rare it would be 145 degrees F.
If you want medium it would be 160 degrees F.
If you want well done, it would be 170 degrees F.
Note: The USDA does recommend cooking all lamb products to 160 degrees F.
Then remove, plate and serve.