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Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Side Dish

65-70 min

4-6 servings

This recipe uses:

Yaya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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  • 2 pounds potatoes (such as Yukon Gold or Russet), peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

About the dish:

Greek Lemon Potatoes are a classic side dish in Greek cuisine. They are oven-roasted until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, infused with the flavors of lemon, garlic, and herbs. The potatoes soak up the lemon and garlic marinade while roasting, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish. The addition of dried herbs adds a Mediterranean touch and enhances the overall taste. These potatoes are often served as a side dish to accompany various Greek dishes such as roasted meats, grilled fish, or as part of a Greek mezze platter. They can be enjoyed on their own or paired with tzatziki sauce or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Here's a recipe to make Greek Lemon Potatoes:


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried rosemary, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to make the marinade.
  3. Add the potato wedges to the bowl and toss to coat them thoroughly with the marinade.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish or a large rimmed baking sheet, arranging them in a single layer.
  5. Pour the chicken or vegetable broth into the baking dish.
  6. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and place it in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, then remove the foil and give the potatoes a gentle toss.
  8. Return the potatoes to the oven, uncovered, and continue baking for another 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  9. Once cooked, remove the Greek Lemon Potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  10. Serve the potatoes hot, garnished with fresh herbs (such as parsley) if desired.
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