Roasted Greek Leg of Lamb
Roast leg of lamb is a traditional Greek dish. You will love this recipe if you are a lamb fan.
leg of lamb
if less, reduce cooking time
Extra virgin olive oil - Try Greek
preferably Greek - fresh or dry
Baby yellow potatoes cut in half
Pre-heat the oven to 325-350 degrees (with convection use the lower number)
Squeeze lemon juice all over the leg of lamb
Pour a little olive oil over the leg of lamb and rub in.
Sprinkle the leg of lamb with salt and garlic powder
Sprinkle generously with pepper
Sprinkle with oregano
Sprinkle with minced garlic.
Turn the leg of lamb over and repeat with seasonings on the other side.
Put the lamb into a roasting pan, uncovered and roast for approximately 4 hours or until the inside temperature of the lamb reaches 145 degrees.
After 2 hours of cooking add the potatoes and arrange them around the lamb. If needed add a small amount of water.
When the lamb is done, take it out and let it sit for 1/2 hour before carving
To carve, first, remove the shank bone.
Follow the remaining bone with a sharp carving knife to remove the lamb from the bone. Then slice crossways.
If desired, you can add rosemary stalks around the lamb. Serve with a fresh green salad and red wine