Lamb Chop Bites

If you’re downsizing for the holidays or serving this dish as an appetizer for a large party, your technique and skills will impress the guests. I also serve this dish as a simple meal with a side salad.


  • 15 one to two ounce mini lamb chops
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped or 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Cheese, shredded or grated (optional) (I prefer Parmesan, goat, blue or Gorgonzola)
  • Soy sauce (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together except the lamb chops, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add chops to mixture and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat sauté pan until very hot.
  4. Add chops and marinade to hot pan. Sear 3 minutes on each side until desired doneness.
  5. Remove from pan and place on a serving plate.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover plate with foil and rest meat for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese or a dash of soy sauce while chops are hot (optional).


If you prefer a less gamey taste, presoak your lamb chops in milk for a maximum of two hours and refrigerate until you are ready to cook.

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