Roasted mutton leg


Very soft, very tasty, definitely not for vegetarians!



* 1 leg of mutton
* 125 gr bacon
* 1 head of garlic
* 1 spoon lard
* 1/2 cup wine or vinegar
* salt, pepper


Wash and rub the mutton with salt and let sit for 30 minutes. Then interlard with pieces of bacon and garlic cloves. Place in the roasting pan which was greased with lard, add 2-3 tablespoons of water, a tablespoon of lard, wine or vinegar and set in the oven at high heat until it gets brown. Then reduce heat to medium. Every now and then, baste with the liquid in the pan. When the meat is cooked, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the sauce in the pan, let boil for a couple of minutes and then pour over the meat. Serve with mashed potatoes and sauted carrots. This roast is also excellent cold.

(The Romanian name of the dish: Pulpa de berbec la cuptor)