Rack Of Lamb On Welsh Onion Cake

Rack Of Lamb On Welsh Onion Cake Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Eleanor Smallwood's, Teisen nionod, or onion cake, is Welsh comfort food at its best - layers of potatoes and onion baked in butter until meltingly soft. From uktv.co.uk/food/recipe.

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15 Min
1 Hr 25 Min


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800 g
floury potatoes, such as king edwards or maris piper (approx 1 1/2 lbs)
100 g
melted butter (approx 3 1/2 oz)
400 g
white onions, sliced
racks of lamb, each with 6 bones
sprig rosemary

How to Make Rack Of Lamb On Welsh Onion Cake


  • 1Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. (400F).
  • 2Peel the potatoes and slice very finely with a mandolin or sharp knife.
  • 3Toss with the melted butter and season with plenty of salt and black pepper.
  • 4Brush a shallow ovenproof dish with a little a little more melted butter.
  • 5Layer the potato and onion in the dish, starting with potato and finishing with a neat layer of overlapping potato slices.
  • 6Drizzle any remaining butter over the top.
  • 7Cover the dish with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  • 8Meanwhile, take the lamb out of the fridge to come to room temperature.
  • 9After the onion cake has had an hour in the oven, remove the tin foil.
  • 10Sit the lamb racks on top with their bones interlaced and tuck the rosemary sprig in the middle.
  • 11Return to the oven for 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of the racks and how you like your lamb cooked.
  • 12By now the potatoes should be beautifully tender and browned on the top.

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About Rack Of Lamb On Welsh Onion Cake

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: UK/Ireland

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