Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

Delicious and easy way to cook lamb. When I made lamb this way I was a bit skeptical but the lamb was the best I've ever made. Recipe adapted from The New High Altitude Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 550 degrees F.
  2. Place lamb fat side up on rack in roasting pan.
  3. With small sharp knife cut slits all over lamb.
  4. Place garlic slivers in slits.
  5. In small bowl combine savory through olive oil and combine well.
  6. Rub herb mixture over lamb.
  7. Salt and pepper lamb, if desired.
  8. Insert meat therometer into lamb.
  9. Bake at 550 degrees F for 15 minutes (rare-internal temp 140), 20 minutes (medium-internal temp 160), or 25 minutes (well-internal temp 170).
  10. Turn off oven.
  11. Do not open oven door for 3 1/2 hours.
  12. Pour off 2 Tablespoons fat into saucepan and cook with 1 Tablespoon flour.
  13. Add drippings and chicken stock to equal 2 cups.
  14. Cook until thickened.


Most Helpful

This worked great at nearly sea level! The lamb was cooked perfectly for us (we like it well-done - like all Greeks) and very tender. I did use substantially more garlic - 6 cloves. Very good recipe.

evelyn/athens October 10, 2003

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