Recipe of roast ternasco with potatoes

The recipe of roast ternasco (young lamb) with potatoes is quite typical in Aragon. In fact, this type of land has a Protected Geographical Indication: the lambs must be slaughtered before they are 90 days old, and their weight must range between 8 and 12.5 kilograms. Surely this traditional recipe will delight your family and friends.

Ingredients (for 4 people)

  • 1,5 kg ternasco (young lamb)
  • ½ kg potatoes
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • ½ cup of white whine
  • ½ glass of oil
  • ½ liter of water
  • Parsley
  • Salt

How to Make the Roast Ternasco Recipe:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into slices. Then, place them in an oven dish as a bed for the roast. Add salt.
  2. Now add the sweet onion on top of the potatoes.
  3. Mix the garlic, parsley and oil. Put aside.
  4. Put the lamb pieces on top of the potatoes and onion.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius degrees. Now dress the lamb with the mixture of oil, garlic and parsley.
  6. Pour some water on the lamb, without completely covering the potatoes. Put the dish on the oven for 20 minutes (180 Celcius degrees).
  7. When you see that the lamb has been cooked, turn it so that the other side can be cooked as well.
  8. Pour some water every 15-20 minutes, bearing in mind that in the last half an hour of cooking the water must evaporate. Depending on the oven and temperature, it might take between 1 and half or 2 hours to cook. The more time the dish is cooked in the oven, the more tender the meat will be -although the temperature must be low.
  9. The wine is poured the last time we pour water to the ternasco.

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