Traditional roast lamb

Traditional Roast Lamb

Serves: 8  |  Preparation Time: 20 mins  |  Cooking Time: 1hr 40 mins


  • 2kg Farm88 whole leg of lamb
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5kg chat potatoes


  1. Preheat oven 200°C or 180°C if fan forced.
  2. Lightly grease roasting pan. Combine oil, rosemary and garlic in a bowl. Rub half the oil mixture over lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C or 160°C if fan-forced. Roast lamb, basting with remaining oil mixture every 20 minutes, for 1 hour 15 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Add potatoes to pan for the last 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  5. Remove lamb from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Stand for 10 minutes. Carve. Serve with potatoes.

Basic Gravy Recipe:

  1. Transfer meat (and any vegetables) to a plate to rest.
  2. Combine 2 cups beef stock and ¾ cups red wine in a jug.
  3. Skim fat from roasting pan, leaving 1 ½ tablespoons pan juices and fat in pan.
  4. Place pan over high heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 1-2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and becomes golden.
  5. Add juices from resting meat. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly. Cook, scraping pan, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Enjoy!
Results may vary.