1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsps chopped fresh tarragon
tbsps extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsps vegetable oil
2 lamb racks, 8 ribs each
tbsp plus 1 tsp mustard
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, tarragon, olive oil, 1/8 tsp of salt and
1/8 tsp of pepper, mixing with your fingers so that the bread crumbs absorb the oil. Set aside.
3. In a cast iron skillet or oven proof saute pan, large enough to hold both racks,
heat the vegetable oil over high heat until smoking. Season the racks all over with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper
and sear them in the pan, meaty sides down. Cook well until browned about 2 minutes. Turn the racks over and cook 1 minute
longer. Place the skillet in the oven. Roast 9 minutes for medium-rare or 8 minutes for rare.
4. Remove the skillet from the oven, transfer the racks to a plate and let them
rest for 15 minutes, uncovered. Use a pastry brush or a tsp to coat the meaty side of each rack with the mustard. Use your
fingers to press the bread crumb mixture onto the mustard. Return the racks to the oven and roast for 15 more minutes to brown
the crust. Slice between each bone and serve immediately.