Films and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes

As I mentioned on a previous post, the day after Vienna we made this amazing recipe (below), which really works. I’m not a huge fan of cream so I was apprehensive about dauphinoise potatoes but they worked with the lamb really well.

However, before I discuss the recipe… on my last website, which I closed down, (Drink. Music. Dance. – Great name right?) I did film reviews. I watched a couple of films over the weekend so I thought I would quickly review them on here (this won’t be a regular feature, just a bit of fun now). The first was Django Unchained. This was a fantastic Taratino film where Christopher Waltz was at his best. Personally I think he makes the film. He is so charismatic and plays the bounty hunter role perfectly. Jamie Foxx can’t compete. There are some funny scenes in it and of course it has Taratino’s glorified blood and violence (which isn’t to everyone’s taste).

I also saw A Good Day to Die Hard – not so good. If you like silly action, as I do, you will enjoy some of it. Towards the end it got too silly, even for my liking. The film is about Russians and nukes and Chernobyl. When Chernobyl was mentioned the film got too silly. This saddens me to say but don’t watch – just go watch Die Hard at home.

Favourite films anyone? I was thinking recently about what my favourite films were. Here is a list of some of my favourite films

American Beauty
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Requiem for a Dream
Being John Malkovich
Forrest Gump
Clockwork Orange

If anyone has any film suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment and I shall get around to watching it (unless it is an American comedy or chick flick, Sorry)

Onto the recipe. I would say this recipe is restaurant quality but the photograph is awful, sorry (you win some, you lose some)


Serves: 2-3
Prep Time: 30 minutes + marinade overnight
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


Herb Crusted Rack of lamb:
1 Rack of lamb, French trimmed
1.5 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves , crushed
1.5 tbsp rosemary , very finely chopped
2 tbsp dried parsley

Dauphonoise Potatoes:
2 – 3 large potatoes, finely sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
200-300ml double cream
200 – 300ml milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Handful of parmesan cheese


Herb Crusted Rack of lamb:
Slash the flesh of the lamb a few times.
Mix together olive oil, mustard, garlic, rosemary and parsley.
Season well.
Rub the mixture onto the flesh to coat the lamb evenly.
Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180 Deg C.
Put the lamb in a roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes
Remove from the oven, cover with foil and rest.
Carve into cutlets.

Dauphinoise Potatoes:
Preheat the oven to 160 Deg C..
Season the potatoes.
Add a layer of potatoes to a oven proof dish
Sprinkle one garlic clove over the top of the layer
Repeat until all the potatoes and garlic has been used.
Pour equal quantities of milk and cream until covered.
Place the potatoes in the oven.
Bake for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are completely tender.



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