Perfect Leg of Lamb With Roasted Golden Potatoes

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Scrub and halve the potatoes; set aside.  Clean the garlic.  Cut 4 to 5 cloves in half and roughly chop the rest.
  • With a sharp knife, trim all fat from the leg of lamb.  Wash with lemon juice and place in large roasting pan.
  • Make scores, about 1/4″ deep, over entire top of lamb.
  • Insert halved garlic cloves with a sharp knife at various intervals into leg.  Spread chopped garlic over top of lamb and season with oregano, rosemary and pepper.
  • Arrange halved potatoes around lamb, cut side up.
  • Roast at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes to sear.  Lower heat to 325 degrees and roast for an additional 1 1/4 hours or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees for medium.  Turn potatoes halfway through roasting time.
  • Serves 6 to 8.
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