- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 4 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 (2-pound) racks lamb, trimmed, outer skin scored diagonally, meat cut out from between ribs
- Flour, to dust
- 1 clove garlic, slivered
- Freshly ground salt, to taste
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 pound large potatoes, peeled and placed in cold water to cover
- Clarified butter
- 1/8 cup white bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine herbs and mustard. Spread on scored skin of lamb, pressing down well into cuts. Dust lightly with flour. Insert garlic slivers into meat in between ribs. Season well with salt and pepper and set aside.
Drain potatoes well and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Lightly coat large ovenproof frying pan with clarified butter and heat well. Add potatoes and cook until golden brown, about 9 minutes. Place lamb on top of potatoes and place entire pan into oven. Roast for 30 minutes. Dust lamb with bread crumbs and roast another 30 minutes.
Remove meat from oven, drain off fat and place meat on heated serving platter. Turn oven to broil and broil potatoes for 2 minutes until crusty and golden brown. Arrange potatoes around meat to serve.
Recipe adapted by Graham Kerr