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Lamb Chops & Spicy-Sweet Potato & Dried Cranberry Waffle

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 475
Protein 50g
Fat 11g
Carbs 40g
Total Time 10 min

This easy lamb chops recipe is sweet, with just the right kick of heat. Seasoned generously with herbs and spices, it sits on top of a delicious sweet potato and cranberry waffle. If you were wondering what else you could make with that waffle iron sitting in your cabinet, give this a try. Whether it’s for Easter brunch or a fancy Mother’s Day feast, the juicy and tender lamb chops look gorgeous on top of crispy waffles that are not only paleo friendly, but protein packed to keep you on track for your health and fitness goals.   

 

Try to get grass fed and organic lamb since they have a more robust flavor and are better for your body too. While the spice mix I use here is more middle eastern, containing turmeric, cumin, garlic, red pepper, and onion powder, feel free to switch it up with whatever you have in your pantry. Lamb traditionally pairs well with dill, garlic, rosemary, and mint so if you have those on hand, a dash here and there will be very welcome. If you have a cast iron skillet, all the better to get a nice crust that seals in the moisture, or you can chuck them over some charcoal for grilled lamb chops or chops with garlic instead. If you have a rack of lamb, seasoning it and then roasting it in the oven is also a possibility, especially if you’re preparing multiple portions for lunch or dinner guests. I personally love lamb chops medium rare, but you might like them a little more or less cooked and that’s completely fine. Make sure you practice food safety when handling raw meat.   

  

What is the Secret?

The secret to keeping the waffles together are the egg whites, which will bind the grated sweet potatoes and prevent them from falling apart. To keep the waffles from getting soggy, only place the lamb chops on top of them in the last few minutes before serving. The waffles are a great way to use up the sweet potatoes if you find yourself with too many. They also freeze and reheat well, so you can make a whole stack of them, stick them in the freezer, and pop a few into the oven for a quick and easy breakfast.    

  

Just thinking about this sweet, savory, and spicy treat that gets my appetite going. If you enjoyed this herbed lamb chops and waffles recipe, shoot me a message or leave a comment below. I would love to hear all about it!

 

Let’s start!

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Lamb Chops & Spicy-Sweet Potato & Dried Cranberry Waffle

Ingredients
  • Lamb chops (fat trimmed) or your choice of protein
  • 175g – 200g sweet potato (grated)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-2 tbsp dried Cranberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Red pepper
Steps

Recipe for sweet potato waffle:

  1. In a bowl, grate about 150g-200g of a raw sweet potato. You do NOT have to peel.
  2. Add 2 egg whites to the grated sweet potato and mix using a fork.  Add cinnamon & red pepper to taste (optional). Mix.  Add cranberries.
  3. Spray coconut oil or olive oil on your waffle iron or skillet.  Set on medium or medium-high heat.
  4. Pour the potato mixture into the waffle iron and cook until the ends of the waffle are cooked (about 8-10 minutes).

Lamb chops seasoned with turmeric, cumin, garlic, red pepper, and onion powder.  Cooked in a skillet.

 

Approx macros with 5oz lamb chops, 175g sweet potato.

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Calories
475
Protein
50g
Fat
11g
Carbs
40g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.