Lamb Kleftiko

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use an oven proof cooking pot with good fitting lid.
  • Heat oven to 150c.
  • Squeeze all the lemons, rub lemon juice over the meat. Work some of the dried oregano into the meat.
  • Place all the meat in the pot and pour in the remaining lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the herbs onto the meat.
  • Remove the papery skin from the garlic bulb and slice it in half across its waist.
  • Nestle both halves of the garlic down into the pot.
  • Add a little salt and pepper, add the olive oil.
  • Finally add wine or water and seal the pot (use foil to create a good seal under the lid). Don't add potatoes yet!
  • Cook for about 3 hours, checking after two hours to make sure its not dried out. You should find the meat sitting in a inch or two of juice. If you have more than couple of inches of juice then drain a little off and set aside in case you want to add it back. Spoon some of hot liquid over exposed meat to keep it moist.
  • Prepare potatoes just before the 3 hours is up. These should be peeled and sliced in half along their length. Don't be tempted to cut them potatoes further!
  • After 3 hours cooking add the potatoes on top of the meat, dont push them down hard into the juice. Sprinkle a small pinch of salt on them and reseal the pot. Put back in the over for about an hour and quarter but turn the temp up a little to 160c. The potatoes should be cooked but not falling apart.
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