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    Roast Leg of Lamb - French Cooking at Home

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    3 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

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    Shazzie's Note:

    Very herby and succulent with garlic and lemon and the added bonus of "dripped-on" golden-brown potato slices. From the BBC Food program 'French Cooking at Home'. Cooking time stated is approximate as it depends on the size of the joint and your preferred 'doneness'.

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    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 500°F.
    2. 2
      Use an oven pan while you are preparing the joint (you will remove the joint from the pan when you place it in the oven).
    3. 3
      Pierce leg all over and insert slivers of garlic.
    4. 4
      Mix lemon juice, salt and pepper, and olive oil and wipe all over the joint (use your hands).
    5. 5
      Pat the herbs all over the joint forming a 'crust'.
    6. 6
      Lay potato slices in another oven pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
    7. 7
      Toss around (again, using your hands is easier) to ensure the slices are well coated, and pour over the beef stock.
    8. 8
      Place uncovered joint directly onto the oven shelf/grid, with the oven pan of potates below, i.e. allowing lamb juices to drip down into the potatoes.
    9. 9
      Roast for 20 minutes, then reduce oven heat to 325°F.
    10. 10
      Total roasting time will depend on the size of the joint as follows:.
    11. 11
      Medium-rare : 20-25 minutes per pound plus an additional 20 minutes;.
    12. 12
      Well-done : 25-30 minutes per pound plus an additional 25 minutes.
    13. 13
      Notes re Herbs de Provence - a mixture of dried herbs - there is a recipe here on Zaar (Herbes De Provence); although many make their own blends, leaving out the lavendar and/or adding marjoram, for example.

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    Nutritional Facts for Roast Leg of Lamb - French Cooking at Home

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 353.3
    Calories from Fat 244
    Total Fat 27.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 656.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 3.2 g

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    leg of lamb

    herbes de provence

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