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There are a variety of recipes for roasting a leg of lamb but the following is excellent, and its simplicity brings out the wonderful flavor of the lamb and never fails to please. It is a classic French meal for easter and a perfect family meal for Sunday dinner and is the most favored food for Easter in France.
The size of your leg of lamb depends on how many you are cooking for. A 6 pound (2.70kg) leg of lamb will feed about 8 people so you can judge by this what weight you will need.
Your butcher will even sell you half a leg if it is just for 2 people, so ask him for what you need.
On the other hand if you buy a larger one you will have lots of meals from it.
I also use the bone and left over meat for making a good stock for soups.
So a good roast on a Sunday will also give you a meal on Monday and soup throughout the week!
What To Serve With This Roast
A leg of roast lamb in France is sometimes served with navy or fava beans. Served with either boiled new potatoes or sauteed potatoes your meal will be complete.
But you can serve it with your own favourite vegetable of course and the main thing is that you enjoy your wonderful roast leg of lamb.
Of course your roast leg of lamb will really be complete with a glass of your favorite French wine.