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


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

  2. Insert garlic slivers into each and ever incision.

  3. Rub the leg all over with olive oil.

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

  5. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  6. Place lamb on a roasting pan.

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

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

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