Seven-hour lamb

Seven-hour lamb
Seven-hour lamb is a good old country recipe and very simple. There's really not much to do, just long, slow cooking and the result is always amazing: the lamb is so tender it can be cut with a fork.
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Last modified on: April 20th 2014

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23 min.7 hours 10 min.7 hours 33 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Seven-hour lamb

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Seven-hour lamb
Salt and pepper the lamb all over.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Seven-hour lamb
Place the lamb in an oven cooking bag (roasting bag) with the carrots, onion and cloves of garlic. Pour in 1 glass dry white wine.

If you do not have a roasting bag, use a casserole dish with a lid.

Stage 4 - 7 hours
Seven-hour lamb
Cook in the oven at 120°C (250°F) for 7 hours.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Seven-hour lamb
Towards the end of this cooking time, turn the oven up to 200°C (390°F) for the last 10 minutes.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Seven-hour lamb
Turn the lamb out gently onto the serving plate. Discard the bone and cloves of garlic.

Serve the dish in the centre of the table so that your guests can serve themselves with a fork.
When buying your leg of lamb, there is no need to ask the butcher to de-bone it. In fact, if you cook it on the bone, this will improve the flavour.

Do choose locally produced lamb if at all possible, which has not already come halfway round the world before ending up in your kirchen. Trust your butcher!

The 7-hour cooking time is not absolutely fixed, so if you raise the temperature, you can reduce the cooking time: 5 hours at 150°C (300°F), for example.

You can accompany the lamb with just about anything you choose: vegetables, potatoes, pasta, rice, etc. Simply serve the cooking juices in a jug or drain them off from the bag 10 minutes before the end of cooking and reduce them over low heat.
And to drink?
A robust red wine, such as a Shiraz.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
8,233 Kcal or 34,470 Kj605 gr36 gr630 gr
412 %233 %3 %95 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
240 Kcal or 1,005 Kj18 gr1 gr18 gr
12 %7 %<1 %3 %
Per leg of lamb
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
8,233 Kcal or 34,470 Kj605 gr36 gr630 gr
412 %233 %3 %95 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 leg of lamb : 46.30 €

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