Roast lamb & potatoes (in air fryer)

Roast lamb & potatoes (in air fryer)

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 60 minsServes 4



kgleg of lamb
1 1/2
tbspfresh rosemary
tbspfresh thyme
tbspolive oil

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy7349 kcal
  • Protein328 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)134 g
  • Cholesterol670 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids24 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids41 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids6 g
  • Carbohydrate1125 g
  • Fiber64 g
  • Calcium3654 mg
  • Iron44 mg
  • Magnesium74 mg
  • Phosphorus51 mg
  • Potassium19458 mg
  • Sodium33932 mg
  • Zinc1 mg
  • Copper0 mg
  • Vitamin A114 µg
  • Vitamin E12 mg
  • Vitamin C54 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin K15 µg


Step 1

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (360°F).

Step 2

Prepare the Lamb: Make small incisions all over the lamb using a sharp knife. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Rub this mixture all over the lamb, making sure to get it into the incisions.

Step 3

Prepare the Potatoes: In a large bowl, toss the potato chunks with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.

Step 4

Cooking in the Air Fryer: Place the seasoned leg of lamb in the air fryer basket. Arrange the seasoned potato chunks around the lamb in a single layer. Cook at 180°C (360°F) for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Flip and Continue Cooking: After 30 minutes, flip the lamb over using tongs for even cooking. Continue cooking for another 30 minutes or until the lamb is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.

Step 6

Rest and Serve: Once cooked, remove the lamb and potatoes from the air fryer. Let the lamb rest for about 10 minutes before carving. Serve the roast lamb with the crispy potatoes alongside.

Step 7

Optional Gravy: If desired, you can make a simple gravy using the pan drippings. Deglaze the air fryer basket with a little water or broth, then transfer the liquid to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and thicken with a cornstarch slurry (mix cornstarch with a little water) until desired consistency is reached. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Enjoy your delicious roast lamb and potatoes!

Recipe Story

Succulent Roast Lamb and Crispy Potatoes: A Culinary Symphony in Your Air Fryer

Welcome to my kitchen, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a recipe that encapsulates the essence of comfort and indulgence: Roast Lamb and Potatoes. But wait, it gets even better - we're taking this classic dish to new heights by preparing it in the trusty air fryer!

Picture this: a golden-brown leg of lamb, perfectly seasoned with aromatic garlic, rosemary, and thyme, nestled alongside crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside potatoes. It's a culinary symphony that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and a dash of culinary prowess, you can whip up a meal that's fit for a gourmet feast. And the best part? It's all done in the convenience of your air fryer, cutting down on time and effort without compromising on flavor.

To begin, we prepare our lamb by infusing it with a fragrant mixture of minced garlic, fresh rosemary, and thyme. This aromatic blend not only enhances the natural richness of the meat but also fills your kitchen with an irresistible aroma as it cooks. Meanwhile, our potatoes are tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper, ready to crisp up into golden perfection.

As the air fryer works its magic, transforming our ingredients into a masterpiece of culinary delight, the anticipation builds. And when the timer finally dings, signaling that our roast lamb and potatoes are ready, it's like music to our ears.

But before we dive in, we must exercise patience - allowing the lamb to rest, ensuring that every succulent bite is infused with juiciness and tenderness. Then, with eager anticipation, we carve into the lamb, revealing its perfectly cooked interior, and serve it alongside the crispy potatoes.

The first bite is pure bliss - a harmony of flavors and textures that dance on the palate. Each morsel of lamb melts in your mouth, while the potatoes offer a satisfying crunch. It's a culinary experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression, whether you're serving it up for a special occasion or simply indulging in a weeknight treat.

So, dear readers, I invite you to embark on this culinary adventure with me. Fire up your air fryer, gather your ingredients, and prepare to delight your senses with the exquisite taste of roast lamb and potatoes. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you'll never look back. Happy cooking!

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