Recipe for Lamb Fricassee with Lettuce

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Lamb FricasseeLamb Fricassee Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 lbs. cut up lamb shoulder
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 5 sliced chives
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cut lettuce heads, as for salad
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley or dill
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Lemon

How to Make Greek Lamb Fricasse With Lettuce:

Add butter to a saucepan and let it melt over low heat. Raise the heat to medium and sauté meat and onions together. Sprinkle flour over and mix well.

Add lettuce, water, salt, pepper, and parsley or dill. Simmer, covered, until meat is tender (about 1 hour).

Remove from heat and set aside. Prepare the egg and lemon sauce:

For egg and lemon sauce: 
Beat egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of water. Add lemon juice. Slowly beat in 1/2 cup of the lamb juices that were created during the cooking process. Beat it in one spoonful at a time.

Pour egg mixture gradually over meat and gravy, stirring all the time.

This dish is also delicious when prepared with artichokes or endive instead of lettuce.

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