robbers or not, no one likes a soggy potato..
I’ve stolen this snippet of information from her blog too “Kleftiko, apparently, means stolen lamb. It would be stolen from the flock then cooked in a hole in the ground and covered with so much mud, the steam would not give the thief away.”.
I didn’t have any mud, so I used the tin foil and baking parchment method.
~ (lay a long strip of foil lengthways, then a long strip widthways. Do the same with baking parchment and wrap the meat in it)
So this is my interpretation of her version of
If you want to do this authentically I’d be inclined to follow her method too..
I didn’t have a leg of lamb as is traditional in this recipe, I had a neck, I’m sure the robbers wouldn’t have minded..
I rubbed an oil, lemon, rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, garlic and seasoned mixture into the lamb.
Seasoned some cut up red potatoes and red onions..
put the lamb on top..
Scrunched the paper up to prevent steam leakage, didn’t want the robbers knocking on my door, and baked it in the oven on about 150 for 3 hours or so..
I just got it before the potatoes disintegrated..
Then I browned off the rather insipid looking potatoes, robbers or not, no one likes a soggy potato..
and the meat..
and it was done, I liked the cooking method on this one, I might do something else using it..
It was very nice, moist and tasty, so thumbs up for that one..