Kleftiko is a Greek dish of slow cooked lamb and potatoes where the lamb is so succulent it falls off of the bone and the potatoes are so soft they cut like butter.
Course Main Course
Keyword lamb, potatoes, roast
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 7hours
Total Time 7hours15minutes
Clay pot / Dutch oven / Roasting Tray
Preheat your oven to it's highest temperature
Season your lamb and potatoes with salt and pepper
Add a layer of potatoes to your pot/tray
Add 2-3 bay leaves on top
Add a layer of lamb
Sprinkle over 3-4 cloves
Add a layer of potatoes and a few bay leaves
Add another layer of lamb and cloves and continue layering. Make sure to finish with a layer of meat.
If you are using a clay pot add a layer of foil over the top then add your lid. If you are using a Dutch oven or a roasting tray wrap everything in 3 layers of foil.
If You Have A lot Of Time
Preheat your oven to the highest heat for at least 30 minutes then turn your oven temperature down to 170C and cook for 6-7 hours or until your lamb is falling off of the bone and your potatoes are soft and tender.
If You Are In A Rush
Preheat your oven to the highest heat for at least 30 minutes. Cook your kleftiko for 30 minutes on the highest temperature then turn your oven temperature down to 170C and cook for 2-3 hours or until your lamb is falling off of the bone and your potatoes are soft and tender.
Serve your kleftiko with some pourgouri, Greek salad, taramosalata, houmous, tzatziki, Kalamata olives, chillies and some crusty bread to soak up all the kleftiko's juices and to dip in the dips.