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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
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.