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Greek Potatoes

These Greek-style lemon potatoes are golden, fluffy, and absolutely loaded with flavour. Cooked in a flavourful lemon, garlic and herb broth, they are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite Greek dishes. 

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Fans of Greek food, rejoice! Your favourite Greek lemon potatoes can now be made in the comfort of your own kitchen. Famously flavourful, tender and golden, these potatoes are a Greek restaurant staple for a reason. Greek lemon potatoes only require simple supermarket ingredients, and will be ready in under 60 minutes in the oven, making this the perfect side for a weeknight dinner or weekend treat.

If you’re looking for perfectly browned and crunchy roast potatoes, you might want to mosey on over to my favourite crispy roast potato recipe. Greek potatoes do have some crunch and are a lovely golden brown; however, as they are baked in broth, they will not brown and crisp up in the same way as a traditional roast potato recipe. What they lack in shattering crispness, they more than compensate with bucketloads of lemon, herb and garlic flavour. 

If that sounds good to you, then ready yourself for your impending potato addiction – it’s about to get flavourful in here! 

Greek potato essentials

To make these dreamy potatoes a reality, you will need only the following simple ingredients:

Potatoes

Fluffy roasting potatoes such as Maris Piper, Desiree, King Edward or Apache.

Garlic

Deeply caramelised roasted garlic will lend umami oomph to your potatoes, imparting creaminess and deep flavour.

Lemon

The star of the show (other than the potatoes), it wouldn’t be Greek lemon potatoes without the lemon! 

Oregano

Greek or regular oregano adds herbaceousness and freshness to the potatoes.

Olive Oil

A staple of Greek and Mediterranean cooking, olive oil is essential in adding crispness and golden colour to the potatoes.

Stock

The stock (any stock of your preference will work here, we’ve used veggie stock to keep it vegan) adds moisture, flavour and fluffiness to your potatoes. 

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. To view our recipe video on Instagram click here. Happy cooking!

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this in the air fryer?

You can absolutely make air fryer Greek potatoes. To air fry, you will proceed as in the recipe below. Set your air fryer to 200 degrees C. Cook your potatoes in the preheated air fryer for 16-20 minutes, shaking the basket and turning the potatoes halfway until they are golden and crisp in places. 

Can I make this vegan?

Greek lemon potatoes are vegan! Simply use your favourite veggie stock and that’s all there is to it. 

What can I serve these with?

Greek potatoes go well with most Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Why not try them with my Greek-inspired Smoky Butter Beans?

 

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Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Potatoes


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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Greek-style lemon potatoes are golden, fluffy, and absolutely loaded with flavour. Cooked in a flavourful lemon, garlic and herb broth, they are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite Greek dishes. 


Ingredients

Units
  • 5 large potatoes (800g)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 200ml stock
  • 40ml lemon juice and zest
  • a whole head of garlic
  • 1 tsp of Greek oregano (or regular)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into chunky wedges. Place them into a roasting pan with the oil, stock, lemon, 1 tsp salt and a generous pinch of black pepper.
  3. Trim the top off of the garlic head to expose the cloves, add to the pan alongside the potatoes.
  4. Roast at 190 degrees C for 25 mins, turning the potatoes and garlic (cook clove side down). Add the oregano and roast for a further 20 mins at 200 degrees C, or until the potatoes are golden.
  5. Squeeze out the garlic from its skin and toss it through the potatoes. Serve immediately
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Greek-inspired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 272.78kcal
  • Sugar: 1.95g
  • Sodium: 304.32mg
  • Fat: 14.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.05g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.64g
  • Fiber: 3.77g
  • Protein: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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