Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes
For this simple Sicilian Easter dish, cosciotto di agnello con patate, a leg of lamb is roasted over a bed of potatoes. Get the recipe for Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes ». Todd Coleman

There’s no other meat like it: supple and velvety, delicate yet rich, lamb has a flavor that seems to spring from the mountain pastures, herb-covered grasslands, and other pastoral settings in which sheep are typically raised. It is that pristine taste that allows lamb to pair with such a wide range of flavorful accompaniments typical of cuisines around the world. As the centerpiece of a dinner or weekend lunch, we love a whole lamb shoulder, leg, or rack slowly roasted or braised until meltingly tender.

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