Italian Roast Leg of Lamb

Italian Roast Leg of Lamb


  • 1 4 to 5 pound leg of lamb

  • Around 10 cloves of garlic sliced into slivers

  • 6 or 7 sprigs of fresh rosemary chopped or 1 tsp of dried

  • 1 tsp of dried oregano

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup of red dry wine

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds of white potatoes


  • With a sharp knife make 1 inch slices all over the lamb.

  • Insert garlic slivers into each and ever incision.

  • Rub the leg all over with olive oil.

  • Rub the leg all over with the oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper.

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place lamb on a roasting pan.

  • Peel and cut potatoes into pieces and place around roast.

  • Pour wine over lamb and roast for around an hour and a half turning lamb once.

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