Greek Style Roasted Potatoes are a wonderful way to make potatoes. Growing up dinner was always a meat, two vegetables, and a starch. Often that starch was potatoes. These potatoes are simply marinated with lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil and then baked in the oven.
In Houston there is a wonderful restaurant called Nikkos Nikkos, they serve up some of the best Greek food in Houston. You always have the choice between their french fries, which are homemade, or you can have their greek style roasted potatoes. It is hard to turn down fries that haven’t seen a freezer, but I can do it every time with these incredibly roasted potatoes.
These potatoes are so easy to make, and if you have a roast in the oven, this is the perfect time to make these. These can come out wonderfully crisp, and are packed with a lemon and garlic flavor that is a nice change for roasted potatoes.
Greek Style Roasted Potatoes
Greek Style roasted potatoes are packed with lemon and garlic flavor, this dish goes well with roasted meats.
- 5 to 6 medium-large size russet potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic - chopped in large pieces
- salt - sea salt if available
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Wash potatoes and scrub them well. Cut potatoes into quarters, if potatoes are extremely large cut each potatoes into eight pieces. Place cut potatoes into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Add chopped garlic to the potatoes. Mix marinade by combining water, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pour marinade over the potatoes, be sure to cover all of the potatoes.
Cook potatoes for approximately 40 minutes, remove potatoes from the oven. Turn potatoes so all sides can brown. Do this by placing the "white" portion of the potato on the bottom of the dish. Place potatoes back into the oven for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you remove the potatoes they will be nice and golden brown.Print Recipe