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The Recipe for the Baked Lamb’s Head with Potatoes

Thu, Jul 2, 2009 | |

Italian Food Recipes, Meat Dishes

A lamb’s head baked in an oven with onions, potatoes and tomatoes is a typical shepherds’ dish in Sardinia. Many sheep are bread there for the production of the well-known sheep cheese “Pecorino Sardou”. This dish is considered a delicacy because lamb’s brain and tongue are highly nourishing and extremely tasty.

Ingredients for Baked Lamb’s Head with Potatoes

  • 2 lamb heads
  • 1.1 lb/ 500 g potatoes
  • 0.9 lb/ 400 g tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/2 cup white dry wine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3.4 fl oz/ 100 g olive oil
  • some parsley stalks
  • 2-3 saffron leaves
  • salt to taste
Ingredients for Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes

Ingredients for Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut the lamb heads into halves, wash them.
  2. Pour olive oil into a baking sheet, put the pieces of the heads, potatoes cut into large pieces, chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs on. Salt and sprinkle with white wine.
  3. Meat and Potatoes on a Baking Sheet

    Meat and Potatoes on a Baking Sheet

  4. Bake in an oven for about 40 minutes at the temperature of 350 F (180 C).
  5. When the potatoes are soft and the pieces of the heads get a nice brownish crust, the dish is ready.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and wait for about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes on a Baking Sheet

    Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes on a Baking Sheet

  8. Then put the heads and the potatoes on plates and sprinkle with the sauce from the baking sheet. Serve the dish hot.
Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes

Baked Lamb's Head with Potatoes

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. jan Says:

    Does anyone know where i can buy lamb heads? Isee recipes, but don’t know where to purchase them.

  2. meatstinks Says:

    is there not enough food in this entire world to eat that you need to resort to eating HEADS of cute little furry lambies?

    WTF???????

  3. Fred Says:

    “jan Says:
    August 9th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Does anyone know where i can buy lamb heads? Isee recipes, but don’t know where to purchase them.”

    I’ve not had Lamb heads for many years, and I’ve just located some Lamb heads locally. Looking forward to cooking them Italian style.

    What area are you in? Your best bet is to try a halal butcher, that’s what I did.

  4. andy Says:

    Lamb heads can be difficult to find if your are not located within a city with a larger ethnic community. however, typically a butcher can special order you lambs head or again try a butcher at a middle east grocery butcher shop. I live outside of toledo, Oh and I purchase my specialty meats at the Toledo Meat Market (near Toledo University)they carry lambs head.

  5. Sharon Says:

    This a great time of year to get lamb’s heads, Easter an all! I just got a free one from our local butcher who was delighted to give it. I’m going to use the receipe given above it sounds delicious!
    As for the sweet thing who worries about heads of ‘really cute’ lamb’s, where the heck do you think meat comes from? A meat machine?
    Enjoy!

  6. marrog Says:

    Have you noticed that their username was “meatstinks”?

    My guess is that it’s a vegetarian (which, on its own, I will grudgingly not hold against the person in question) who spends their evidently vast excess of spare time stalking the internet looking for recipes like the above. Such a recipe found, they think to themself, “the sort of person who might be seriously thinking about cooking this will surely be swayed against the whole idea of eating meat by my fatuous whinings”. Or words to that effect.

  7. Wahdatullah Jamali Says:

    I am going to try this dish today for dinner.
    It is very easy to find sheep head with legs in Kandahar Afghanistan.

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