Easy to cook, perfectly portion-controlled, no silverware required (a true hand-held) with a built-in handle, lamb lollies are always a crowd-pleaser and disappear not long after they start making the rounds among party revelers.
Whatever you choose to call them—lamb lollies, lamb pops, or lollichops—these could be the hottest thing on any list of au courant party appetizers.
They're individual rib lamb chops with a long, frenched bone attached—a three-bite nugget of tender, juicy lamb on its own convenient handle.
Frenched racks of lamb are the best option for convenience and flexibility. Each whole rack has 8 chops and comes to you with the rib bones already frenched. Estimate 1 to 2 chops per person, if served with other appetizers.
Roast whole and slice into individual chops for serving. Or, if you want a crunchy crust on the exterior of each chop, slice into individual chops and either grill or broil the chops.
Send March "Out Like a Lamb" with This Tasty Recipe
Now that spring has finally arrived, your guests will appreciate this delectable lamb recipe. Make sure lamb lollies headline your next party menu.
Cooking Method: Roasting
Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Rub racks with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Put the racks in a roasting pan and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 135°F, about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Slice the racks between each bone. Arrange the lamb lollies on a platter and serve alongside pots of dipping sauces.
What are your favorite dipping sauces to serve with lamb lollies? Do you roast the rack and then reverse-sear the individual chops on the grill or in the broiler? What are your most popular party appetizers?