March '99

Well, it's the month of St. Patrick's Day, so I figure that any of Mom's recipes I drudge up up should have some Irish tie-in.

Well, the Irish raise and eat a lot of lamb, and you can't mention the country without potatoes coming to mind, so here goes:

Mom's Lamb Chops (with mustard and parmesan cheese):
They're pretty simple to make, and really tasty...


  • Lamb Chops. Try to get them nice, small, and not too fatty
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • A tablespoon or so of butter


  1. Pour a pile of parmesan cheese into a shallow bowl or wax paper;
  2. Trim excess fat off of lamb chops;
  3. Melt butter at a medium high heat in a frying pan;
  4. Brown the lamb chops in the frying pan;
  5. Take lamb chops out of the frying pan;
  6. Using a basting brush, "paint" the lamb chops with mustard lightly on one side and its edges;
  7. Drag this side of chops through the parmesan cheese;
  8. Place the lamb chops on a meat rack in a broiler pan;
  9. Bake at 450° F for about 5 min. or until chops are brown;
  10. Take the meat pan out out, and turn the chops over with tongs;
  11. Coat other side of the chops with mustard and cheese as above,
  12. Put meat rack back in oven for 5 min. or until meat is cooked to taste.

Baked Potato:
(Not Mom's, just here for sake of completeness)


  • 1 Spud


  1. Scrub Spud
  2. Poke Spud with a fork a couple of times
  3. Wrap Spud in aluminum foil
  4. Bake in oven at 425° F for 50 minutes or until tender
    (None of those nasty microwave potatoes here!)

Mom's Low-Fat Potato Topping:
It both tastes great and is much heathier than sour cream.

Quoting Mom: "Here is my politically and socially incorrect (unless you don't breathe on anyone) potato topping. Measurements are approximate."


  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • a small amount of onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chives
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • (If desired, minced green pepper or grated radish -- GO WILD.)


  1. Finely chop the onion, until you have 2 tablespoon's worth;
  2. Finely mince the garlic cloves;
  3. (optional) mince the green pepper, or grate the radish;
  4. In a bowl, place the cup of cottage cheese;
  5. mix in finely chopped onion;
  6. mix in chives;
  7. mix in garlic;
  8. mix in salt and pepper, to taste;
  9. (optional) add in green pepper or radish -- GO WILD; and
  10. spoon mix on baked potatoes

That's it for now!
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