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Recipe for Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

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Roast of lamb with potatoesA traditional Greek favorite at holidays and celebrations, this roast leg of lamb with potatoes recipe is sure to please any crowd.

Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs. leg of lamb
  • 3 -4 cloves garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 1/2 lbs. potatoes

Instructions to Make Greek Roasted Leg of Lamb:

Wash meat and place in a pan.

Cut garlic into slivers, dust with salt and pepper and insert into incisions made in the lamb.

Peel potatoes and quarter them. Arrange around meat in roasting pan. Melt butter and pour over meat and potatoes.

Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add hot water.

Roast in an oven at a temperature of 375 degrees F for 90 minutes, turn lamb over, give potatoes a stir and continue to roast for another 45 minutes. Oven roast time will vary based on how many pounds the leg of lamb is.

When lamb is done, place on a serving platter. If potatoes are not brown enough place under grill.

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