Crown Roast of Lamb

1 double crown roast of lamb (14 to 17 ribs) filled with ground lamb
3 to 4 cups soft bread crumbs
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
1 ½ teaspoons salt
Few grains pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, minced
2 cups canned crushed pineapple

Remove ground meat from center of roast. Cook ground meat in a skillet over low heat until it loses its pink color. (Stir and break it into small pieces with the side of a spoon as it cooks.) Drain fat off meat and discard. Add soft crumbs to cooked meat with remaining ingredients; toss with two forks. to make a stuffing. If stuffing is not moist enough, add a little water until ingredients hold together. Form part of the stuffing mixture into small balls (one ball for each rib). Chill balls. Fill center of crown with remaining stuffing. Place roast, rib side up, on rack in open pan. Cover tips of ribs with foil to prevent burning.

Roast lamb in moderately low oven, 325°, about 4 hours. During last 45 minutes of cooking time, remove foil and place meat balls on tips of ribs. When roast is done, remove to chop plate. If desired, garnish lamb, as shown, with pineapple chunks and parsley. Decorate top of roast with slices of Sautéed Lamb Kidneys (See Index G). Makes about 8 servings (2 ribs per person).

Published by —COOKINDEX— Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York ©️ Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc., New York

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