Arni me Patates sto Fourno: Greek Roast Lamb with Potatoes

Old school meat and potatoes
A liberal sprinkling of oregano

This reminds me of the kinds of meals we had when I was a kid.  Nothing too exotic, but wholesome and filling.  


1 baby lamb leg of about 4lbs
8 large garlic cloves
Juice from 1 lemon
1/3 cup of olive oil
5 large potatoes, quartered
1-2 tbsp of oregano
Salt and pepper

Slice garlic into slivers and toss with salt and pepper.  Make slits all over lamb leg and stuff the garlic slivers inside the slits.  Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil, then rub some into the lamb leg.  Place the leg into a roasting pan and surround with the potato quarters.   Pour the rest of the lemon/olive oil mixture over the potatoes.  Sprinkle the potatoes with oregano, salt and pepper.   Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil.    

Roast in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour, remove foil and roast for another 30 minutes.

Wine suggestion:   Try one of the darker rosés.


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