I had to be part of a lot of french trimming of racks of lamb at the weekend, and it seemed to take a long time, so it got me wondering, is there an easy way to do this? Some preferred tool?
Alton Brown demonstrates using a piece of string to scrape the bone clean. First he cuts and trims the bulk of the meat down to where he wants it. Then, he uses a string tied to a garage door handle (very cheap at any hardware store). Loop it around the bone a couple of times and pull, and it cleans it right up.
I've never seen it done but with a knife. Cut the meat down to where you want it, and then scrape, scrape, scrape. I've seen people do it with all kinds of knives, but I like a nice thin boning knife.
Fastest I've seen with minimal scraping and a little clever trick with a tea towel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnGKsjCiFOg
I should apply this when I'm trimming those racks...