while it may be a morbid thought, i know exactly what i would eat for my last meal. it’s easy.
it’s the meal that reminds me of home: lamb chops, potatoes (baked, roast, mashed), and greek salad.
as an avid eater of lamb & lover of potatoes of any sort, this is my ultimate feel-good, comfort meal. it never fails and never disappoints. only thing i might add is a boiled artichoke to start with some lemon butter to dip. we had steamed asparagus on the side & it was a yummy addition!
let me break it down for you….
grilled lamb chops
- 5 lamb chops
- olive oil
preheat your grill or grill pan on the stove to medium/high. pat the lamb dry. drizzle with olive oil.
sprinkle lamb with salt & pepper and rosemary.
cook for 3-5 minutes per side depending on the way you like your meat. i aim for a medium rare on lamb.
- 5 medium-sized potatoes, peeled & cut into quarters
- 2 c. olive oil
preheat oven to 375F.
fill a large pot with water & salt and bring it to a boil. add potaotes. cook potatoes until they start to get tender (about 15 minutes). drain.
meanwhile, pour olive oil in a deep baking pan. make sure there is about half an inch of oil in the pan. place the pan in the oven while the oven preheats to get the oil hot.
remove the the pan from the oven and place the par-boiled potatoes in the pan. make sure each potato is covered in oil. season with rosemary, salt and pepper.
bake until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes. stir potatoes every 10 minutes to make sure they are cooked and browned evenly.
drain & serve. feel free to add more salt & pepper when they’re hot out of the oil.
- cucumber, peeled
- red onion, thinly sliced
- green bell pepper, pitted
- feta cheese
- kalamata olives
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
cut up the cucumber, tomato and green pepper into similar, large chunks. you only need a small amount of sliced red onion. place all the vegetables in a bowl; add olives & feta. season with oregano, salt & pepper. drizzle generously with olive oil. drizzle lightly with red wine vinegar. mix & serve!