Papa's leg of lamb

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 (10-12 lb) leg of lamb or hind quarter
Lots of salt and pepper
Lemon juice
1 cup Water
4 Red; hot peppers, dried
Garlic cloves to taste
Barbecue sauce

Select hind quarter (you get more meat) of a fresh spring lamb. Wash meat with lemon juice. Set on rack in roaster. Add 1 cup of water to roasting pan; salt and pepper lamb heavily on all sides. Place in pan. Break hot peppers and garlic cloves in half if desired and secure at random over lamb with toothpicks. Cover meat with barbecue sauce and place in covered roaster. Cook at 300 for about 2-½ hours, basting once an hour with pan drippings. When basting, cover lamb again with barbecue sauce. Do the preparing and initial cooking 1 day before serving. Leave lamb in oven overnight. Be sure to turn oven off, however. Next day, follow the same cooking procedure, basting as before and cook another 2-½ hours. Make gravy from pan drippings and serve with mint jelly. Serves 8-10 generously.

W.A. HENDERSON

MARVELL, AR

From the book <High Cotton Cookin'>, Marvell Academy Mothers Assn, Marvell, AR 72366, ISBN 0-918544-14-9, downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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