Monday, March 9, 2009

Papa's Lamb Shanks

The staple of Greek cuisine is Lamb. An outstanding Greek Restaurant is rated by its Lamb Dishes and lamb sandwiches. This Lamb Shank dish is the "King" of Lamb dishes. This recipe was cooked in our family's kitchen mostly on holidays especially Easter. This particular recipe is prepared with rubbing herbs and spices on each leg shank placing in oven with potatoes prepared the same way in large wedges. The lamb must be in the oven for over 5 hours at 300 degrees. This would be planned from the night before since it takes so long for cooking. It is also covered for the first 4 1/2 hours and the last 1/2 hour the lamb cooks without a cover for color. Serving this with vegetable is a good option since it tends to have a lot of meat on the bone. Each lamb shank is usually over 14 oz before cooking. This is also served with lemon dill sauce that makes it a great treat. This is Lamb dish should be "falling off the bone" to be a great success as a meal and and a great meal to remember as a Greek food favorite.


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  2. Welcome to the foodie blog roll. We were thinking about having lamb for easter sunday dinner this year instead of the traditional ham.

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