Main Dishes Recipes

Leg of Lamb with potatoes Litsa!


A very Greek way to enjoy Lamb, leg of Lamb with potatoes!

A traditional Sunday meal in a Greek household!

Lamb, the meat enjoyed by Greek people as long as there are Greek people on this planet and that is a very long time…Leg of Lamb with potatoes!

So many ways to enjoy Lamb and this is one of our favorite ways…A meal in a pan, and OH so good!

Leg of Lamb with potatoes
Leg of Lamb with potatoes

Easy as pie, but then again it’s very hard to make a pie, but very easy to make a Leg of Lamb with potatoes.

Have fun, this recipe is an excerpt from my book “Take the taste of Greece with you”

By Litsa Bolontzakis


  • 1 leg of lamb (approx 1 1/2 kg or 3 lbs)
  • 4  cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 1 lemon the juice
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 10 potatoes, cut into thick wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup hard cheese, Kefalotiri, cut into cubes
  • Rosemary

Season leg of lamb with salt, pepper and garlic powder, be generous!

Place in a deep ovenproof pan and broil to seal the juices (turning once).

Peel and wash potatoes, cut them into wedges.Place them in a large bowl.

Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over potatoes.

Place potatoes nicely all around the lamb

Add olive oil, lemon juice, and water.

Cover and cook  for 1 1/2 – 2 hours in medium to high heat.350-375

The Leg of Lamb has a little fat all around, don’t remove it, it helps the meat remain nice and juicy.

One very important detail about Greek cooking, meat has to be well cooked with no traces of pink.

A nice Greek salad is great with the Leg of Lamb with potatoes!

Hi everyone just in case you missed me I am back with my newsletter for June.

I was away for the month of May!

Traveling to the Greek islands in the Spring is something I enjoy so very much. The land is so amazingly beautiful and fresh, the fields are blossoming with all kinds of wildflowers, poppies are in full bloom, and the fields look like a colorful carpet.

I visited the island of Rhodes! I have wonderful friends there and the good times are magical because I believe that true friends enrich our existence!

Of course, visiting Rhodes means a trip to Embona!

A little village tucked away at the foot of mountain Ataviros about 1 hour from the city of Rhodes, you probably wonder what is so special about this place? Well, that’s where the locals go for exceptional seasonal food.

In Embona, you have to taste the spring lamb and this is what we had, roasted spring lamb the old fashion way very simple, very delicious very easy to prepare and here is my version of spring lamb.




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