Arni Kleftiko

Jan 25, 2006 by Milos Jovanovic | 0 Comments| Share it:   



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Arni Kleftiko is the best Greek dish I ever had. It sounds simple enough, and just looking at the recipe makes you think it’s one of those dishes where you just throw in whatever you have lying around, but trust me - it tastes divine. Like other Greek dishes, it has a strong taste. However it’s quite light and you can eat A LOT of it once you start. So make sure you have enough - this recipe is for 3 moderately hungry people.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 3

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  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 lamb shoulder chops
  • 1 carrot
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) feta cheese
  • 2 pieces of Italian bread
  • 1 tbs Vegeta (you could substitute this with 1/4 tbs salt)
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • oregano
  • mint
  • pepper
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

Step 1

Chop up tomatoes, potatoes, onions, feta, bread and lamb into half-inch cubes. You can't make carrots into cubes, so cut them normally. Don't use a feta with a strong taste - cheap cow milk feta will do.


Step 2

Take a big casserole dish or something similar and oil it up. Make sure you spread the oil all the way to the top. Start layering the ingredients. The order is not important, just make sure they are evenly mixed. Apply vegeta/salt and spices as you go. Squeeze some lemon in there for good measure.


Step 3

Stick it in an oven warmed up to 450 degrees for 30 minutes.


Step 4

The finished Arni kleftiko :

Now that you have learned how to make arni kleftiko, please be sure to view these other lamb recipes. Also, you will love these Greek recipes.


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