Take-out Tuesday, Easy, Elegant Irish Dinner

Being in the St. Patrick’s Day mood around here right now,

we decided to have an “Irish” dinner

Lamb chops, potatoes and asparagus

Potatoes are an Irish staple,

and lamb or mutton are common too

I wasn’t sure about asparagus, but it was green!


HHjrs favorite way to do lamb chops

is to marinate them with fresh rosemary & mint

and then cook them on the grill


The marinade is made with soy sauce, a little brown sugar,

sesame oil, crushed mint and rosemary

The aroma of fresh mint and rosemary

made the whole house smell divine!

A few hours bathing in this marinade

added a delightful flavor to the chops


Because the soy sauce is salty,

just season the meat with a little pepper


We love Hash Brown Casseroles made with frozen hash browns

This version includes roasted garlic, red onions,

and Vermont White Cheddar

which all add wonderful flavor

I don’t recommend using refrigerated hash browns potatoes

for casseroles

Use only thawed frozen potatoes

Something about the texture of refrigerated potatoes is off,

and they don’t seem to ever soften up,

even after cooking for hours in a slow cooker


An easy, yet elegant Irish dinner!



Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 3 hours
Course Cook out, Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 3


  • 5-6 bone in loin lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • dash of sesame oil
  • 3-4 sprigs of rosemary leaves removed and chopped
  • 10-12 mint leaves crushed and chopped
  • pepper


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a ziplock bag. Add crushed/chopped herbs. Sprinkle the lamb chops with pepper and put them in the bag with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours for flavors to infuse. Grill chops until done. Serves 3
Keyword chocolate mint, grilled lamb chops, lamb chops, lamb marinade, rosemary


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
roasted garlic 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 20 oz. frozen hash brown potatoes thawed
  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 T butter {1/2 stick} melted
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 6 oz. 2% Vermont White Cheddar cheese {Cracker Barrel in green wrapper} grated


  • Cut top of garlic head off and discard. Place garlic on a square of foil, drizzle with Olive oil and bring up all 4 corners into a package. Place in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove and open foil to cool.
  • Place thawed potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add melted butter, onion and garlic by squeezing the garlic head directly over potatoes and discarding the papery garlic shell. Mix.
  • Gently mix in grated cheese and turn into a sprayed baking dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated and golden on top. Serves 4-6. Great leftover!
Keyword cheesy potatoes, do ahead, hashbrown gratin, hashbrowns, potato casserole, potato gratin

Get your Irish on!

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26 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easy, Elegant Irish Dinner”
  1. Mary says:

    Sounds delicious Jenna! We had lamp chops for the first time in ages a couple of weekends ago. I’d forgotten how good they are. Aren’t you glad you have a chef son? 🙂 ☘️💚

  2. Such a fine meal, Jenna. I love me some lamb chops 🙂

  3. This sounds lovely and it looks beautiful. That marinade would be good on pork too, I think!

  4. lghiggins says:

    I have a jar of pickled asparagus from the local farmer’s market. That will make a great garnish on Friday. I’m glad you mentioned asparagus. Your dinner looks delicious.

  5. Pam says:

    Those lamb chops look delicious thanks to your son, The Chef. It sounds like a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dinner 💚☘️

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! Your elegant Irish dinner looks delicious, and the presentation is so pretty. I love any hash brown casserole. They are always a hit when you serve them or take them to a potluck. Wishing you a wonderful day!

  7. Nancy says:

    I love lamb chops! Perfect Irish dinner!

  8. Kitty says:

    Your meal looks fabulous, Jenna, and thank you for the tip on using the frozen hash browns and not the refrigerated ones. Happy St. Paddy’s Day, and Birthday for Miss CC! 💚☘️💚

  9. Everything looks so tasty and what a fun way to ‘get your green on’!

  10. Leslie says:

    I love those little lamb chops, wish they weren’t so expensive! Your Irish dinner looks delicious!

  11. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh yumm! I love all those things and your presentation looks delicious! Thanks for the roasted garlic reminder too. We used to do a batch every weekend – time to do another round! Hope you have a great week my friend!

  12. Kim says:

    It looks like a perfect Irish meal Jenna! Hubs and I love lamb and asparagus both, and I always marinate the lamb too – it just makes them so tasty! The hashbrown potatoes sound fantastic too. Hope you enjoyed your delicious meal on St. Patrick’s day!

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