Greek potatoes are the most flavorful side dish!
Sliced potatoes are lightly seasoned, roasted until soft and drizzled with lemon juice!
What Are Greek Potatoes
Greek potatoes are sliced or cut potatoes that are tossed in classic Greek flavors like garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. They are roasted to where they are soft in the center but crispy on the outside.
How Make Greek Potatoes?
Greek potatoes have always been a huge part of my life. I know, that sounds crazy, right?
Just like Greek Green Beans, these roasted potatoes have made an appearance at all the special meals in my life as I was growing up.
My mom’s potatoes are amazing, they are soft on the inside but slightly crisp on the edges and they coated in flavor; they are better than any Greek restaurant I’ve tried (yes, I am biased)
For the potatoes, I like to cut them into potato wedges. Do you have to cut them that way? No, this is my preference. You can your potatoes into cubes or rounds, the taste will not be affected.
I tossed my potatoes in olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper…that is it! You’d be surprised how much flavor those few ingredients will lend to any recipe! If you want, minced garlic or garlic powder would also be a welcome flavor.
The potatoes will take about 20 minutes to roast You want a slightly golden brown color where the edges are slightly crisp, none of the spears should be limp.
After you remove the potatoes from the oven hit them with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. That right there is the secret to it all! You will be blown away by the aroma from the lemon hitting those warm potatoes!
What Potatoes To Use For Greek Potatoes?
I like to use a Yukon gold potato because of the size but also because they are a starchier potato that will retain its soft center during the roasting process but it is also waxy enough to keep its shape.
I will say, though, that almost any potato will work, from fingerling to red potatoes, this method and these ingredients will make for some fine Greek Lemon Potatoes!
A Few Tips About This Greek Roasted Potato Recipe
To ensure an even cook time for your potatoes, be sure to cut them as close to the same size as possible.
Arrange your sliced potatoes in an EVEN layer on an oiled baking sheet. Overlapping potatoes lead to soft potatoes. Use two baking sheets if you are making a larger sized batch.
The potatoes should only need to be turned once during the cooking time; do so carefully and gently with a spatula. Serve these potatoes as is or with homemade Tzatziki sauce
Are Greek Potatoes Healthy?
Yes! These potatoes are seasoned with heart-healthy olive oil and little else. The big flavor comes from all-natural ingredients. And when you roast your own potatoes, you have the luxury of controlling the sodium.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium, carbohydrates and low in fat!
How To Reheat Greek Potatoes
The best way to reheat Greek potatoes is to place them back in the oven. But I find that most potatoes do not reheat very well. They lose the softness and the starch takes over the taste. But it is possible to reheat them.
Place your leftover potatoes on a baking pan and reheat in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
What To Serve With Greek Potatoes
Almost anything! My favorite things to serve with these potatoes is Mediterranean Baked Chicken, Greek Roasted Turkey, Lamb Burgers, Chicken Souvlaki, or Chicken Gyros! I have several Greek recipes that would be perfect with these potatoes!
- 4 -5 Yukon gold potatoes peeled
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Rinse and peel your russet potatoes and cut into spears.
- In a bowl combine the potatoes, the olive oil, oregano, and salt; toss lightly.
- Arrange the potatoes in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden, turning once.
- Drizzle lemon juice over the potatoes during the last 5 minutes of bake time.