Roast fillet of lamb with pancakes maconnaises

11 September 2006
Roast fillet of lamb with pancakes maconnaises


(serves six)

1 saddle of lamb
1.5kg breast of lamb

For braising 200g carrot
150g onion
5 cloves garlic

For the juice 350g carrots
350g onion
250g Paris mushrooms
600g tomato
1 clove garlic
4 egg whites
500g shallot
100g black olives

For the pancakes (makes 50)
150g flour
120ml cream
1tbs walnut oil
2 bunches chives
2tbs truffle juice
1kg French beans
4 chopped baby onions
500g butter
Salt and pepper
Sea salt


Cut the lamb breast into cubes and roast with some butter. Once the meatstarts to colour add the garniture aromatique (carrot onion and mushroom). Sweat the vegetables and then add the tomatoes garlic and some water. Cook for about one-and-a-half to two hours. Strain the liquid.

For the vegetable garnish slice the vegetables and sweat with some garlic.

Clean and chop the black olives and sweat for two minutes. When the olives are cold add the breadcrumbs and thyme.

Make the mixture for the pancakes 24 hours in advance using all the ingredients except the chives. Add the chives to the mixture just before you are ready to cook the pancakes. Cook the pancakes slowly for about five minutes allowing five per person.

In a separate pan cook the chopped shallots slowly until crisp.

Boil the French beans. Sweat some chopped baby onions and add the French beans.

Roast the fillet of lamb with the garnish in the oven at 170°C for about 15 minutes (keep it pink). When it is cooked take the fillet out of the pan and deglaze with some water and lamb juice. Reduce the liquid and strain. At the last minute add the coriander.

Brush the lamb fillet with some egg white and roll it in the breadcrumbs. Put the fillet in the oven and cook for just three minutes at 200°C and finish under the salamander.

To serve put some pancakes on the plate and add the shallots and French beans. Place three slices of lamb on top and surround with juice.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking