Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 10, Day 2


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Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Garlic
Potato and Leek Pancake
Cauliflower Cheese

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     No long cooking this week.... Quick and easy with a thought toward spring.

Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Garlic

Total time: 10 minutes 
      Simple.  Sprinkle some seasonings on some chops and fry.    You can substitute Pork Chops, if you prefer, just cook a bit longer, although even pork can be faintly pink inside...

Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Garlic Ingredients:


Potato and Leek Pancake

Total time: 25 minutes  
   I've been making these for a long time.  I think the original idea came from a Williams-Sonoma book. Once flipped, the heat can be reduced a bit and they can cook slowly with no attention, if needed.

Potato and Leek Pancake Ingredients:


Cauliflower Cheese

Total time: 30 minutes
    As this is such a popular dish in England, I decided to use a proper Cheddar for it,  Your favorite cheese will work, but maybe not for the bright gold color.  The flour in the béchamel helps the cheese to melt into a velvety sauce without getting stringy.

Cauliflower Cheese Ingredients:


Note:  Can be kept warm in a low oven (250F, 125C) for 10 - 15 minutes.

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium saucepan with steamer basket and lid, whisk,
medium skillet with lid, large skillet

Slice leeks, sauté
Sprinkle paprika, garlic, salt on chops, set aside
Scrub potatoes, shred
Combine leek, potatoes, stir well
Put leek/potatoes into skillet, pat down, cover, cook
Cut cauliflower, steam
    Pause while potato/leek cake cooks

When ready, turn/flip potato leek cake
Remove cauliflower, keep warm
Heat skillet for chops
Melt butter for cheese sauce
Sauté chops
Add flour to butter, whisk
Add milk to roux, stir until thick
Turn chops
Stir cheese into béchamel, pour over cauliflower
Remove Potato Leek cake, slice
Remove chops

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