slow-roasted oregano lamb and 
potatoes

in parchment

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • ⅓ cup oregano leaves
  • ¼ cup (45g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2kg lamb leg, bone in
  • 1kg Dutch cream potatoes+, peeled and chopped
  • 6 single-clove garlic bulbs++ 
  • 1 sprig bay leaves
  • ½ cup (125ml) white wine
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the garlic, anchovy and oregano in a mortar and pound with a pestle until smooth. Add the sugar and vinegar and mix to combine. 
  2. Place in a large bowl with the lamb and toss to coat. Place the potato, garlic bulbs and bay leaves on 2 large sheets of aluminium foil lined with 2 large sheets of non-stick baking paper. 
  3. Place in a large roasting tray. Top with the lamb and wine, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold the paper and foil to enclose tightly. Cook for 3 hours or until lamb is tender. 
  4. Open the paper and foil and cook for a further 15 minutes or until golden brown and caramelised. Serve. Serves 4–6.

+ You can use other waxy potatoes such as kipfler potatoes in place of Dutch cream. 
++ Single-clove garlic is slightly larger than regular garlic cloves, however, if unavailable, you can use 8 cloves of regular garlic instead.

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