Potted leg of Lamb, Tavira Style

Serves 4

  • 1,2 kg of leg of lamb ;
  • 1 dl of olive oil ;
  • 4 cloves of garlic ;
  • 1 bunch of parsley ;
  • 50 grs of butter ;
  • 100 grs of lard ;
  • 1 dl of vinegar ;
  • 2,5 dl of dry white wine ;
  • 6 peppercorns ;
  • 4 cloves ;
  • 800 grs of potatoes ;
  • 2 bay leaves ;
  • paprika to taste ;
  • kitchen salt to taste ;
  • water


Clean the leg of lamb of all fat, skin and ink.
Peel the garlic and crush it with kitchen salt and a little olive oil. Add the paprika and white wine and combine.
Spread the product obtained that way over the leg of lamb.
In an earthenware pot place the parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, vinegar, the rest off the white wine, butter, lard and a little water. Stir these ingredients carefully.
Then place the leg of lamb in the pot and let it sleep in the mixture for 3 to 4 hours. Cover the pot and put it in the oven to stew.
Wash, peel and quarter the potatoes.
When the lamb is almost ready, add the potatoes.
Keep the pot covered until the potatoes are cooked.
Correct the seasoning and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Hint: Use a small or medium-sized leg of lamb. The best months to buy it are: February, March, April and May.

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