Lamb with egg and lemon

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 8 people

  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 100 gm mild pancetta, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 boneless lamb shoulder (1.6kg), cut into 6cm pieces
  • 250 ml (1 cup) dry white wine
  • 500 ml (2 cups) veal stock
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 90 gm each finely grated pecorino and parmesan
  • 180 gm (1½ cups) frozen peas
01   Preheat oven to 200C. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over high heat, add onion, pancetta and garlic, stir occasionally until caramelised (10-15 minutes) and transfer to a casserole. Wipe out pan, add lamb and remaining oil in 2 batches and turn occasionally until lamb is browned (3-5 minutes). Transfer to casserole. Deglaze pan with wine, add to casserole with stock and rosemary, season to taste, cover and braise in oven until tender (45 minutes-1 hour).
02   Transfer lamb to a bowl using a slotted spoon and keep warm. Add egg, 75gm pecorino and 75gm parmesan to casserole, whisk to combine, then return lamb to casserole with peas. Stir to combine, scatter with remaining cheeses and bake, uncovered, until custard is set and crust is golden (15-30 minutes). Serve hot.
This recipe is from the April 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.
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