Braised Lamb (or Mutton )
Leg of lamb or mutton
3 Tablespoons of oil
1 Cup of chopped onions
1 Cup of chopped carrots
3 Tablespoons of chopped parsley
½ Cup of chopped celery
2 Cups of claret or burgundy
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons of caramel Flour
Put the oil in the bottom of a roaster,
then add the vegetables.
Let them cook a
little, then add the meat and sear it in a hot oven (400F.)
10 minutes on each side.
Add some salt and pepper and the wine.
Cover and cook at 300F.
about 3 hours from beginning.
Baste and turn occasionally. When it is done, remove the meat,
strain the sauce, and add the caramel and a little flour,
if necessary, to make it the consistency of cream.