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Roast lamb with potatoes (Ψητό αρνί με πατάτες)

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The benefit of eating meat with potatoes is the increase feelings of satiety.  This meal is meant to be eaten on occasion due to the high fat content of lamb. 
The big question Is meat bad for you? No it is not, if and only if  you limit the portion size. Having a 4oz meat portion (or less) with a huge garden salad is a very healthy combination for you. Meat and potatoes eaten together is again not a bad combination if portion size is taken into account. Baked or boiled, potatoes are packed with fiber and vitamin C. One small potato, again, with a huge garden salad along with a 4oz meat portion is extremely healthy.


Tips & tricks

Leave about 1/2" layer of fat to protect the meat from drying during baking. Marinade the meat over night in the fridge and allow to rest at room temperature for a few hours before baking.

This recipe is extremely simple but with amazing results.

Recipe directions

    • Chop the garlic in thin slices, as shown.
    • Mix the salt and pepper and use some of the mixture to season the garlic.
    • Cut the meat if necessary so the meat will fit your roaster.
    • Pierce the meat and add the seasoned garlic into each cut.
    • Temporarily place the meat in a platter.
    • Add one layer of potatoes to the bottom of the roaster.
    • Mix the salt, pepper and spices and season the potatoes.
    • Add the oil specified in the recipe.
    • Place meat on potatoes.
    • Brush the meat with clarified butter specified in the recipe.
    • Season both sides of the meat with salt and pepper.
    • Add the lemon juice specified by the recipe.
    • Cover the roaster.
    • Baste the meat every 30 minutes for the first hour and a half.
    • Bake at 350 deg. F at middle rack, for 2-3 hours or until meat and potatoes are very tender  and until all juices have evaporated and only the oil is left in the roaster.

If this Greek recipe is of interest to you, you may watch our video with step by step instructions and precise ingredient amounts; Roast lamb with potatoes (Ψητό αρνί με πατάτες)

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