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Easter Recipes: Leg of Lamb with Potatoes, Onions and Thyme

Lidl Leg of Lamb
Lidl Leg of Lamb

Thanks to Lidl Ireland, we have a series of mouth-watering Easter recipes guaranteed to impress the family!

First up is Paul Flynn's Leg of Lamb with Potatoes, Onions and Thyme.

Owner & Head chef at The Tannery in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Paul is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. And he regularly teams up with Lidl Ireland to deliver delicious & comforting family recipes, using the finest ingredients from the Lidl Deluxe Range. 


  • 1 leg of lamb (1700g approx)
  • 8 rooster potatoes ( washed, but peel only half the bag , I like the flavour of potato skins)
  • 2 mild Spanish onions (680g) peeled , halved and sliced.
  • 2 cloves of solo garlic (42g) peeled and thinly sliced.
  • A tbsp of picked thyme leaves.
  • 1 chicken stock cube mixed into 750ml water
  • A drizzle of olive oil.
  • A lg knob of butter (40g)
  • 1 pkt of baby plum tomatoes (250g).


  1. Preheat oven to 175c/155c fan
  2. Peel half your potatoes.  
  3. Slice all potatoes into 1 cm rounds. Put potatoes in roasting tray.  
  4. Peel, half and slice your onions. Add to the roasting tray.  
  5. Peel and slice your garlic cloves. Add to the roasting tray.  
  6. Pick the leaves from the thyme sprigs over the roasting tray and scatter around potatoes. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Flatten to accommodate the lamb.
  8. Put the lamb on top of the potatoes.  
  9. Pour 750ml of stock around the potatoes.  
  10. Dot the potatoes with the butter.  
  11. Drizzle olive oil over the lamb. Season the lamb.  
  12. Cover the tray tightly with foil. Cook for 1 hour. Remove the foil and cook for a further 30 minutes uncovered.  
  13. Add the tomatoes for the last 5 minutes.  
  14. Let lamb rest for 15 minutes.  
  15. Serve with a green salad.

For a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to get the best out of this recipe, check out the video below. 

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