To make simple syrup: Pour the vinegar and sugar in a small pot; bring to a gentle boil until all the sugar has melted. Gently boil until the vinegar slightly thickens—about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat source and add the pepper flakes and 6 mint sprigs. Let sit for at least 20 minutes before using.
To make lamb chops: Sprinkle kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper on both sides of the chops.
Heat an indoor grill pan or cast-iron skillet until very hot. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil and, using paper towels, rub the oil all over the hot grill.
Add the lamb chops and grill for 2 1/2 minutes on one side. Turn over and grill on the other side for 2 minutes.
Serve with the mint glaze on the side for dipping, with lemon wedges.
Published on March 31, 2010