Friday, April 17, 2009

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes

"Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody"
SAMUEL PEPYS
Our family loves the flavours of lemon and the Mediterranean or Greek food.
I have tried a few variations of recipes for lemon potatoes that I have come across, but this is what I have finally tweaked together from a variety of ideas. Make sure you make lots when you have company, it disappears fast. If you try it I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


6 large potatoes cut into wedges (peeled is optional)
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. lemon juice (more or less depending on taste, freshly squeezed is always best)
1 tbsp chicken bouillon dissolved in
1/4 c. water
2 tsp dried oregano
2 garlic cloves pressed (or garlic powder to taste)

Peel and cut potatoes. (When I makes a big batch I omit the peeling).
Place in a 9x13 pan combine remaining ingredients together and pour over potatoes stirring well to coat ever piece.
Bake at 425 for 1 hour. You may cover them for the first half hour. Stir every 20 minutes or so.
I personally don't cover them because I like the crisp edge, but that is an individual choice.
Also my oven is a little hot and I find that they are done in about 40-45 minutes depending on how big the potatoes are.
Go ahead, squeeze just a little more fresh lemon juice on if the flavor isn't intense enough.

17 comments:

  1. Hey Char....recognized the style of post and knew it was going to be you.....love the Greek style potatoes. I cook something similar...well....the same actually but throw in my chicken with it right away and cook it all in a roaster. I can guarantee the combo of garlic, lemon and oregano you note are super great! Yummmy...I know what I am making for supper now. Thanks

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  2. This is a personal fave... Silvano's in Agassiz made a secret recipe of these, and I've tried ever since working there to replicate it to no avail. I'll be trying this version too, thanks!

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  3. Yummm! One of my favorites!!!

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  4. Charlotte, we really like greek so I will try this out...looks verygood. Kathy

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  5. Charlotte, we love roasted potato wedges, but I don't think I've ever put lemon on them. Our favorite Greek restaurant serves lemon roasted potatoes and I love them! Thanks for the recipe. Nice photo too!

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  6. Thanks for the recipe, Charlotte. My SIL made Greek potatoes for my birthday and we loved them. This is on my "to try" list!

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  7. These potatoes are some of our favorites. .and we love them with grilled chicken souvalki.
    The fresh lemon juice gives it fantastic flavour.

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  8. We are big fans of roasted potatoes over here...so I will try them this way, for sure! Lemon and potatoes are a new combo for me...but everything Greek seems to include lemon.

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  9. I have to say that they are a favorite here as well..crispy roasted potatoes with a hint of lemon..yummy!!!

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  10. I have this recipe and it is the best. Don't skip the lemon...it makes it!


    Joy

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  11. I'll have to try these out. I lost my Greek potato recipe and have been seeking one just as good ever since. These look like they may fill that spot!

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  12. Ohhh...they sound so good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. oh, yummy! i make a mean chicken souvlaki, greek salad, tzaziki sauce and lemon dill rice, but i've never come across a great greek potato recipe until now. i'm definitely gonna print this one out!

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  14. That picture makes me want to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding and eat a lot of potatoes and get fat(ter.) ;) MMMMM.

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  15. I have a mad craving for Greek food lately, especially these potatoes!. Just googled "Greek Lemon Potatoes" and found your blog. These look delicious!!!

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  16. CHARLOTTE NOTHING TO SAY BUT YUM YUMMMY. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE, JUST LOVE IT

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  17. I made these a couple of nights ago and had some left over. I chopped them up and added yellow pepper, green onion, chopped Greek olives, a bit of mayo mixed with olive oil, a bit of dijon mustard and some crushed capers. I also added a few chopped up sun dried tomatoes and sprinkled parsley and feta on top. I served it with thin slices of cold pork tenderloin left over from the original meal when I cooked the potatoes. I'll always make extra now.

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