General information

Everywhere you go in Crete, you will see flocks of sheep and lambs. Cretan Lamb is a meat which is particularly enjoyed on the island and it is the main ingredient in several dishes. By mixing it with another typically Greek product, yogurt, we’ll have a very special and authentic dish which, in addition, is very easy to prepare.


Wash the meat, season it with salt and leave it to marinate for one night in the refrigerator.

Next day, wipe the meat, make some incisions into it and push slivers of garlic into them. Pour over the oil, scatter over pepper and thyme, and roast the lamb in the oven at 200ºC.

When it is ready, take the juices from the pan and beat them together with the yogurt and the beaten eggs.

Remove the meat from the bone and if liked transfer it from the roasting tin to a more closed vessel, such as a clay pot. Pour over the yogurt sauce.

Return the meat to the oven for about half an hour until the sauce has thickened and the yogurt has taken on a colour.


Source: Region of Crete- Tourism Promotion Team