Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes


So...I haven't found a new recipe that I have been yearning to try out.  I have had the opportunity to make a recipe that goes waaay back and is all about my favorite things....good friends, potluck THEME dinners,  simple ingredients that result in flavourful food, great conversation, big belly laughs, and memories to last a lifetime!
A good friend of mine and lifetime mentor shared this recipe at least 17/18 years ago.  This is a recipe that she developed by combining a few recipes from a few sources (one of my favorite hobbies!).  I make this recipe when I need to bring a dish to a potluck, especially if the theme is GREEK!   One thing about this recipe is that it needs to be doubled to make sure that you will have leftovers!  Don't serve everything you make....stash some aside in your fridge to be sure that you will indeed have some leftover!  
Here it is!  Thank you to KB for letting me share this with all of you!
8 large potatoes, peeled
1 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed is best!
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. salt...maybe less depending on your taste buds
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Cut potatoes into wedges and place in shallow baking dish.  (Note...if  using softer potatoes....I cut them in half...)
Pour ingredients over potatoes and stir to coat well.
Bake at 325...turn occasionally to keep spuds moist!
Bake approx.  2 hours until tender and most of  liquid is absorbed/evaporated.
The biggest thing for me is to trust this recipe!  It will seem like a LOT of liquid.  It will work out.  Even after 1.5 hours...you might be doubtful....give it at least 2 hours and trust the process.  It will be worth it.  This recipe is simple and DELICIOUS!   I am grateful for every memory/opportunity that this recipe has brought me over the years!   I hope that it yields the same results....simple, amazing, delicious food with the added bonus of getting loved ones together to create some fond memories around a table!  C'est la vie!

Ready for the oven! 
Yummy!!!  Ready for Dinner!


  1. Excellent - another recipe for me to try! I've been waiting for a new recipe and I get two! Now to figure out how to fit Greek potatoes into the monthly menu

  2. Sweet...try them with souvlaki....lemon roasted chicken..or fish..good luck��