Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Looking for an easy, light and delicious side dish? Our Greek lemon roasted potatoes are absolutely delicious and only need a few ingredients. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Looking for an easy, light and delicious side dish? Our Greek lemon roasted potatoes are absolutely delicious and only need a few ingredients.

 

Looking for an easy, light and delicious side dish? Our Greek lemon roasted potatoes are absolutely delicious and only need a few ingredients. ohsweetbasil.com

 

All summer long we enjoy fresh produce and recipes that are light and bright. Now, I have an Idaho raised mother so I’ll be the first to admit that it is not potato season. That’s in the fall and spud harvest is a wonderful time to visit Idaho. Kids are working so hard to help the family bring in all of those potatoes. It just feels good. Kind of like how you’ll feel enjoying these Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes.

 

We have always loved the simplicity of roasted potatoes but over the years I’ve learned that there are two ways to roast potatoes and which way you choose to do it all depends on what you’re in the mood for. The first way to roast potatoes is one I do often, throw them on the pan with a little olive oil and kosher or sea salt. That’s it. Simple. Let the flavors come out on their own, or add a simple dash of herbs. Kind of like Crash potatoes. Such a delicious recipe.

 

Looking for an easy, light and delicious side dish? Our Greek lemon roasted potatoes are absolutely delicious and only need a few ingredients. ohsweetbasil.com

 

The other way it for something a little more light and airy but still that warm, roasted flavor and texture. This involves adding water or chicken broth (stock or vegetable stock work well too) which creates an almost caramelized flavor. Now, I’m hesitant in saying that because you aren’t going to see anything caramel looking, but it makes the potatoes moist and wonderful.

 

Add a little lemon, oh gosh, especially grilled lemon if you have a moment as the grilled lemons add a wonderful sweetness, and a pinch of fresh herbs, we prefer oregano or thyme. It is wonderful!! Throw it all in the oven, stir occasionally as the side touching the pan is what gets that beautiful color. Serve it with absolutely anything and your guests will adore you.

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Looking for an easy, light and delicious side dish? Our Greek lemon roasted potatoes are absolutely delicious and only need a few ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Russet Potatoes, cut in wedges
  • 3/4 Cup Water, Broth or Stock
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Lemon (see note)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sea Salt or Kosher salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Oregano

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk together the water, zest, lemon juice, oil and garlic.
  3. Toss the potatoes in the salt then pour on the water mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with the oregano and toss again.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring the potatoes every 20 minutes. If the pan becomes totally dry you can add 1/4 cup more water, but we never need to.

Serve hot!

Notes

If you're grilling, cut the lemon in half and brush the flesh with olive oil. Grill over high heat until grill marks appear. This brings a sweetness to the lemons that is delicious!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6-8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 258 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 1820mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 6g
Greek lemon roasted potatoes on a sheet pan

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes”

  1. Going to try this recipe but substitute Japanese sweet potatoes.

    Will let you know how it goes. Like the change from my normal roasted potatoes. Thanks for the new idea.