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Recipe for Classic Greek Lamb Roast

Nothing beats a delicious Greek lamb roast. It’s perfect for entertaining and what’s even better is it’s extremely easy to prepare. Here’s our easy-to-follow recipe that is guaranteed to be a hit in your home! 


1 leg of lamb (roughly 2.5kg)

10 x potatoes

8 cloves of garlic, peeled

1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tbsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

A drop of white wine

1 x cup water


-Preheat your oven to 180°C.

-Place your lamb in a deep baking dish and cut several slits onto the lamb on all sides using a sharp knife.

-Add a drop of white wine over the meat and insert cloves of garlic into the slits.

-Season well with salt and pepper.

– Cut potatoes into rustic size pieces and place them around the meat.

-Season potatoes with salt and pepper.

-Add water to the bottom of the dish.

-Pour over lemon juice and olive oil.

-Season with oregano and mix together.

-Cover baking dish with baking paper and aluminum foil and make sure it’s tightly wrapped.

-Cook for 2.5 hours, turning once halfway through. If the liquid evaporates you can add a little more water to ensure the meat and potatoes do not stick.

-Remove the covering and roast for a further 30 minutes to get some nice browning on top.


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