Lamb Shanks in the Oven with Potatoes

Lamb Shanks in the oven with potatoes and plenty of garlic, cheese and thyme. Many tasty ingredients for a tasty outcome that meets the most demanding taste.
Classic food for festive days of the greek house. One of the favorite foods for most of us.
Try it.
work: 00h:30′ time: 03h:00′ medium: 3/5
Lamb Shanks in the Oven with Potatoes

Ingredients (10 servings)

  • 1 lamb leg 2.5-3.0 kg/ 5.5-3.4 lbs
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 100 gr/ 3.5 oz gruyere cheese
  • 1 shot olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme or oregano
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 Kgr/ 4.4 lbs potatoes
  • mustard
  • juice from 2-3 lemons
Cut the gruyere cheese into small wedge-shaped pieces.
Peel and wash the garlic cloves.
Place the pepper and thyme in a bowl. Add the garlic.
Wash and pat dry the meat, with paper towels. Put on a large baking pan.
With a sharp, fixed blade knife, open incisions in various parts of meat and push in a clove of garlic, sprinkled with the spices…
…or a piece of gruyere cheese alternately in many parts of the leg.
When you finish, sprinkle with olive oil and salt, pepper and dried thyme.
Cover with 2 large baking sheets and place in the oven at 200°C/ 400°F/ Gas Mark 6.
Clean, wash and cut the potatos into large chunks (quartered).
After ~30 minutes remove the pan from the oven and fill the gaps with the potatoes. Brush them with mustard…
…and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme or oregano. Do not add water.
Reduce oven temperature to 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4, cover again with the baking sheets and place the pan in the oven for 1 hour more.
In 1 hour remove the pan from the oven, turn the leg on the other side, sprinkle with lemon juice and a little hot water if needed, cover again and return the pan to the oven for about another 1 hour.
10′ before the end, remove the baking sheets, check the food, add some hot water (if necessary) and let it cook to get golden brown.
Remove from the oven, let stand a while and serve.
Lamb Shanks in the Oven with Potatoes Lamb Shanks in the Oven with Potatoes