If you’re looking for the best roasted potato recipe look no further. Simple and comforting lemon roasted potatoes with garlic finished with fresh oregano.
This is a traditional greek side dish known as Ellinikos Lemoni Patatas is really popular in Greek cuisine. Here’s the recipe for my Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes.
Tina, my sister, is coming over to photoshoot this spread. I’m making a double batch of my Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes and plenty of Pork Slovakia With Tzatziki Sauce this way she can take home dinner for her and her husband, Dave.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields: 12 servings (2 baking dishes)
Equipment: large mixing bowl, 2 (9 x 13) baking dishes, hand-held juicer, chef’s knife
Note: This recipe is for two baking dishes of Roasted Greek Potatoes. Divide this recipe in half for 6 servings.
Note: To achieve the right texture, greek potatoes are baked covered for approx. 40 minutes in plenty of liquid-olive oil, lemon juice, and broth. As they’re covered the potatoes become tender as they absorb steam and take in the flavored liquid.
8 medium to large size Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, washed, cut into wedges, divided
8 large garlic cloves, finely minced and divided
1/2 cup of olive oil, divided
2 lemons, juiced, divided
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth, divided (substitute unsalted vegetable broth)
1 1/2 tablespoons of dried Greek oregano, divided (substitute dried oregano)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Kosher salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 cup of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped for garnish, divided
1/2 cup of fresh greek oregano leaves for garnish, divided
Peel potatoes and cut them in half. Next, slice each half into large wedges. Let them stand in water while preparing the sauce.
In two large mixing bowls whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, broth, dried oregano, Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
Drain and dry the potatoes.
Spray both baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly divide the potatoes and finely chopped garlic between both baking dishes. Toss to combine.
Pour the liquid from each bowl into each baking dish of potatoes.
Cover each baking dish with foil, transfer to the oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven briefly to uncover both baking dishes. Return to the oven to roast for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown with a little crust forming.
To add a nice char and great texture to the potatoes, place one baking dish, at a time, under the broiler for about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.
Remove from the oven. Before serving, garnish with finely chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley and fresh oregano leaves. Serve hot.
There you have it, my Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes.