Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs

Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Delicious Lemon Potatoes

Bad pun’s aside these lemon potatoes really are delicious and super simple to make!

Lemon potatoes are a Greek delicacy! It’s really amazing how much good food has come from Greece… I think it’s time to move! Olives/olive oil, feta, spanakopita, I mean the list goes on!

Potatoes are always getting a bad rap. When you call someone lazy you call them a couch potato. When you feel you don’t look your best you say you look like a potato. What did potatoes ever do to you!? Potatoes are beautiful and delicious! Researchers even argue that humans figuring out how to cook and the ability to digest carbohydrates (specifically potatoes), is the real reason our brain has been able to grow to the size it is today! Hopefully, these lemon potatoes will help put some respect on potatoes name!

Lemon has a list of health benefits; including being high in Vitamin C and soluble fiber. Many people add it to their water every morning for its benefits and warm water lemon and honey is an age-old remedy to the common cold.

On their own potatoes can be quite boring and even with herbs and oil there’s not a huge flavor profile. Now I’m not saying I don’t still eat potatoes by the dozens without anything on them because I do but these lemon potatoes don’t take much more effort and you’ll get a lot more out happy faces out of them!

There are a few tricks to making these lemon potatoes taste their best, first we use fresh herbs whenever we can. It takes the flavor profile of the dish up just a little bit more but feel free to use the dried versions of any herbs we used, just know it could be a little bit better. Second, you don’t want to mix everything together because all of your herbs and seasonings will fall off the potatoes and sit in the liquid below and thus not absorbing any of the flavors.

Now that we’ve talked about the benefits and some tips lets talk about how to make these amazing bundles of deliciousness.

How-To Make

Step 1. Rinse your potatoes.

Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs
So fresh and so clean, clean!

Step 2. Quarter the potatoes.

Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs
Wedged or Quartered your choice

Step 3. Cut your lemons in half and add lemon juice and olive oil to the potatoes. Mix.

Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs
Juice from one lemon is about 3 tablespoons.

Step 4. Transfer potatoes to a pan and top with fresh herbs. Important not to over mix at this step!

Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs
Prepped and ready to go!

Step 5. Put in oven at 420 degrees for 40 minutes flipping half way through.

Greek Lemon Potatoes with Fresh herbs
Καλή όρεξη!

This Greek lemon potato recipe can be in your weekly rotation now and it really doesn’t take much more effort than what you were already doing with regular potatoes!

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Delicious Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by John Course: SidesCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

500

kcal

Lemon Potatoes are a cornerstone meal in this house! We’ve simplified them so you don’t even have to work hard to get a delicious meal!

Ingredients

  • 8 Med Potatoes

  • 3 Med Lemons

  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp Minced garlic

  • 2 Tsp Onion powder

  • 2 Tsp Fresh dill

  • 1 Tsp Oregano

  • 1 Tsp Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Take your potatoes and wash them to get all of the dirt off.
    Bring them to the cutting board and cut them into quarters. Transfer to a big bowl for mixing.
  • Add olive oil and juice from lemons and mix.
  • Add rest of ingredients to the top of potatoes *
  • Put in oven at 420 for 40 minutes flipping halfway through.

Pup’s Notes

  • *Important not to mix the herbs with the juices or they’ll all end up at the bottom of the pan and not on the potatoes.
  • Salt and Pepper is to taste add more as needed!

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5 Comments

  1. Love the lemon potatoes recipe! So easy and delicous! These potatoes made me happy!I think i may have missed entering the 5 star rating it deserves 10 by the way
    Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh the lemon potatoes recipe is amazing! This truly is easy to make and totally delicious! These lemon potatoes make me happy!

  3. SO easy and so good! The perfect side to a greek pita.

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