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Easy Greek Slow Cooked Leg Of Lamb
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4.67 from 3 votes

Slow Cooked Leg Of Lamb

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Keyword: christmas, Dinner, lamb, Oven baked, potatoes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 whole leg of lamb (bone in) about 1.500 grams
  • 800 grams potatoes peeled, and cut into wedges
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 40 ml white wine
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepepr
  • parchment paper
  • aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C / 392°F.
  • Lay the potatoes in a pan and place the leg of lamb on top.
  • Make 4-5 incisions to the meat and insert 2-3 garlic cloves cut in half.
  • Pour the wine and olive oil in the pan. Cut the remaining garlic cloves in half and toss in the pan here and there.
  • Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Add to fingers of water and cover the pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Secure the parchment paper with 1-2 pieces of aluminum foil (so no steam and flavor escapes).
  • Bake for 1,5 to 2 hours. Prick the meat and if it's tender enough to the point it falls apart, raise temperature to 250°C / 482°F and bake for 10-15 minutes more uncovered until crust gets nice and crispy.