carre d'agneau en croute

Categories
French
Lamb
Pastry
Mushroom
Alcohol
Yield
4 servings
MeasureIngredient
(3/4 TO 1-LB.) RACKS OF LAMB
5 tablespoons BUTTER
1 pounds FRESH MUSHROOMS, FINELY DICED
SHALLOTS, FINELY CHOPPED
  SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
6 ounces PUFF PASTRY DOUGH
EGG
1 tablespoon MILK
  (MADEIRA SAUCE):
SHALLOTS, CHOPPED
1 tablespoon BUTTER
3 cups BROWN SAUCE
  SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
½ cup MADEIRA WINE

Bone the lamb racks. Trim off any fat and mem- branous tissue. Melt 4 tbs. butter in a large saute pan over high heat. Add lamb racks & sear on all sides til browned. Remove from heat & refrigerate til cool. Melt remaining butter & saute the mushrooms & shallots til tender. Season with salt & pepper & allow to cool. Pre- heat oven to 375 F. Spread mushroom mixture over cooled lamb racks. Roll out puff pastry dough very thinly. Cut into pieces ample enough to wrap racks.

Beat egg and milk together & brush again with egg wash, taking care to seal edges with the wash. Bake in preheated oven 15 mins., or til nicely browned. Serve w/Madeira Sauce.

MADEIRA SAUCE: Saute shallots in butter til tender. Stir in brown sauce & simmer 15 mins. Season w/salt & pepper, remove from heat.

Stir in wine. (Brown sauce can either be made from beef dripping or bought at gourmet store.)

Submitted By DAN CEPPA On 10-11-94

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