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Italian Braised Lamb In Egg And Lemon Sauce garnished with a slice of lemon and Italian parsley in a gold rimmed bowl.

Italian Braised Lamb In Egg And Lemon Sauce

Tender and succulent lamb in a zingy and zesty lemon and egg sauce is perfect for Easter or any day you are craving a stupendous and flavorful lamb dish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 605 kcal


  • 1 Large covered skillet


Braised Lamb

  • 1 lb lamb stew meat cut into cubes or bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth (low salt) may need more if the mixture becomes too dry
  • ½ tablespoon flour
  • 2 oz chopped prosciutto
  • ¼ ts salt
  • ¼ ts pepper

Egg and Lemon Sauce

  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ lemon juice juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ lemon zest zest from ½ a lemon
  • ¼ ts marjoram use fresh if you can find it but if not use ground dry marjoram
  • ¼ ts pepper


  • 2 sprigs Italian parsley chopped


  • Begin the first phase by seasoning the pieces of the lamb stew meat with salt and pepper, then add the flour to the meat and stir to coat the lamb.
    Lamb stew meat seasoned with salt and pepper in a glass bowl
  • Add olive oil to your skillet set on a medium high heat. Sauté minced onion and garlic, and chopped prosciutto in hot olive oil for around 3 minutes.
    Minced onion and garlic and prosciutto in a cast iron pan
  • Increase the heat and add the lamb to the onion and prosciutto mixture. Brown the lamb on all sides and then stir in the wine until it evaporates. Then add the chicken broth and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the skillet and braise the lamb until it is nice and tender. From time to time check it and add additional broth if you feel the lamb is becoming too dry. This should take around an hour. However, continue to braise a little longer until the lamb is truly tender.
    Lamb stew meat with prosciutto and onion with wine
  • A few minutes prior to finishing braising the lamb, make the egg and lemon sauce. Combine egg yolk, lemon juice and zest, some marjoram and pepper in a small bowl and whisk well.
    Egg yolk, lemon juice and zest, ground pepper and marjoram in a white bowl with a slice of lemon in the background
  • When the lamb if fully cooked and tender, turn down the heat to low or better yet even take it off the heat. Add the egg and lemon sauce and stir well to combine. If this sauce is added when there is heat, you run the chance of the egg scrambling...and we don't want that to happen! We want to achieve a nice and silky smooth sauce with the addition of the egg and lemon.
    Egg and lemon sauce from a white bowl being added to braised lamb
  • Garnish with some Italian parsley, and enjoy your succulent Abbacchio Brodettato!
    Italian Braised Lamb In Egg And Lemon Sauce in a gold rimmed bowl


If you are sensitive to salt, adjust the amount of salt down and use unsalted chicken broth.  The prosciutto adds salt so using salted broth may make the dish too salty.
You may add extra broth or water to the lamb as it is braising if you feel the mixture is too dry.  However please note that you want the sauce to be on the thicker side and not too thin. The sauce will be rich and flavorful!
The trickiest part is adding the egg and lemon sauce.  Please be sure to do this when the lamb is on a low heat, or take it off the heat.  Adding it to hot lamb may make the egg scramble. We want to achieve a nice and silky smooth sauce with the addition of the egg and lemon.
This dish is PERFECT for Easter! 


Calories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 53gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 654mgPotassium: 901mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 234IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 5mg
Keyword braised, Easter dish, egg and lemon sauce, Lamb
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