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Butterflied Garlic Lamb with Potatoes

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MyCookbook Member: Carmen
Recipe Category: Lamb
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
    10 lge old potatoes
    30g (1oz) butter
    1 tbls olive oil
    6 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 tbls chopped fresh thyme
    2 tbls chopped fresh rosemary
    2 tsp seasoned pepper
    1 tbls olive oil, extra
    2kg leg of lamb, butterflied

    Peel potatoes, cut into 3cm (1.5") chunks. Heat butter and oil in baking dish, add potatoes, turn to coat with butter mixture.
    Combine garlic, herbs, pepper and extra oil in bowl. Rub half the garlic mixture on cut side of lamb, place lamb over potatoes, fat side up. Rub remaining garlic mixture over fat side of lamb. Bake, uncovered, in mod hot oven about 50mins or until lamb is tender.
    Remove lamb from dish, keep warm. Drain away excess juice. Return potatoes to oven, bake in very hot oven about 20mins until potatoes are browned and crisp. Serve sliced lamb with potatoes.

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