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Leg of lamb for 8 people

I need to go buy a leg of lamb for our Christmas dinner, but I don't know how big one to get. It will be serving 8 people. Recipes I've seen have called for 4, 5, 6 and even 10 pounds for a bone in leg of lamb. The contest winner on Food52 called for a 5 pounder to serve 8 - is that a pretty good estimate?

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Monita is a recipe tester for Food52 and a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

5 pounder should be good for 8 people

kimhw added over 1 year ago

I always go up a bit. I like leftovers. Also some cuts have more bone than others. Talk to your butcher.

bigpan added over 1 year ago

Best to de-bone the leg. Consider to marinate in yogurt to break down the enzymes.
Deboning makes for easy slicing.

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