Cook2 hrs 30 mins
This recipe is an adaptation of a dish fixed in the mountains by guerillas (bandits) who needed to cook without being seen. They placed the meat on coals in a hole, covered it up, and let it cook for up to 24 hours. No trace of any stolen animal, and no smell of cooking meat to give them away.
- Preheat the oven to 480°F
- Rub the lamb with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- With a sharp knife, pierce the lamb and insert a clove of garlic and a piece of cheese into each opening. Do this until the cloves are all inserted into the lamb.
- Drizzle the potatoes and carrots with any remaining oil, season to taste with salt and pepper.
- On a clean work surface, spread out the parchment sheets and lay the lamb in the center, with the potatoes and carrots. If there is any remaining cheese, add as well.
- Close the parchment paper and secure well, tucking the sides underneath to make a packet.
- Fill a roasting pan 1/3 full of water, add the packet and cook for 2 hours 30 minutes, adding more water to the pan as needed to keep from getting dry.
- When done, lift the entire packet onto a serving platter, and cut open at the table to serve.
- Alternate preparation: Cut meat into serving size portions and wrap each portion, together with portion-size serving of potatoes and carrots, individually. Set side by side in roasting pan to cook, and serve one packet to each plate.