Leg of Lamb with Black Walnuts

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

  • About

Use a large unglazed clay pot for this hearty dish. It needs only a green salad to make a complete dinner.


  • 1 leg of lamb (4 pounds), trimmed of fat and rubbed with salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon


Presoak your largest unglazed clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

Place the prepared lamb in the pot, sprinkle with the nutmeg, then insert a meat thermometer in the lamb, away from the bone. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the arrowroot.

Place the covered pot in a cold oven.

Set the temperature at 480 degrees.

Cook for 2 hours, and then