Roast lamb with potatoes (Αρνί στο φούρνο με πατάτες)

Greek Roast lamb with potatoes

Roast lamb with potatoes (Αρνί στο φούρνο με πατάτες)

 

Most Greeks love lamb, and even those who don’t appreciate its unique, almost game-y flavour will appreciate that they are in the minority of Greeks.  Even people who abstain from eating meat will likely acknowledge that lamb is a staple in traditional Greek cooking.  Whether it is an entire lamb roasting for Easter, or a rack of lamb on the barbecue,  a lamb-based meal usually means that there is something to celebrate; maybe a birthday, a nameday, or a Friday…we should always try to celebrate Friday.

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Rack of lamb (Ράφι αρνιών)

Greek rack of lamb recipe

Greek rack of lamb recipe

Greeks love lamb…usually.  It is certainly an acquired taste, which some people find too strong or game-y.  If you are someone who likes lamb however, then you are probably going to love this recipe.  Here, our parents take a special cut of meat, treat it with simplicity and ease, and create a dish which is quick enough for a weeknight dinner, yet fancy enough for company or a special occasion.

Although this lamb is so delicious that it can stand on it’s own, you will likely need to offer your family or friends something along with the meat. Consider serving your lamb with a salad, such as a pasta salad or the traditional Greek maroulosalata.  Add some french fries to your table, a bit of tzatziki, and a nice hunk of fresh bread, and raise a glass to good health, good times and good food.  Eva!

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