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Roast Half Leg Of Lamb And Lamb And Potato Cakes

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Ingredients
  Half leg of lamb 1 Small
  Dripping/Lard 2 Ounce
  Flour 1 Tablespoon (For The Gravy)
  Vegetable stock/Vegetable water 1⁄2 Pint (For The Gravy)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wipe the meat clean and weight it in order to calculate the exact cooking time. Season the meat and dredge it with some flour. Rub well, mostly over fatty parts for a crisp golden finish.
2) Preheat oven to temperature of 425 degrees.

MAKING
3) In a small roasting pan, place the meat and smear it with some of the dripping. Put the remaining dripping in the pan.
4) Place then pan in the center of the preheated oven and as soon as the fat starts to spit, bring the heat down to 355 degrees for the remainder of the cooking time.
5) Cook for 25 minutes per pound and occasionally baste the meat. If the joint is less than 3 pounds, cut down the cooking time by 5 minutes per pound.
6) Around 20 minutes before the cooking time is to come to an end, turn the joint and baste it.as soon as the fat starts to spit, bring the heat down to 355 degrees for the remainder of the cooking time.
5) Cook for 25 minutes per pound and occasionally baste the meat. If the joint is less than 3 pounds, cut down the cooking time by 5 minutes per pound.
6) Around 20 minutes before the cooking time is to come to an end, turn the joint and baste it.
7) Lift the cooked meat from the pan and place it on a hot platter. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
7) Lift the cooked meat from the pan and place it on a hot platter. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
8) To prepare the gravy, pour away all but 1 tablespoon of the dripping and stir some flour into it. Cook till the mixture is frothy and then stir in the hot stock. Season and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for about 3 minutes and then strain to a hot gravy boat.

SERVING
9) Serve the meat hot with the gravy on side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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