Greek-Style Roasted Lemon Potatoes

Looking for a delicious new way to roast potatoes? These Greek Roasted Lemon Potatoes are bursting with Mediterranean flavors! Soaked in chicken stock, lemon juice, and herbs, they become incredibly tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Serve these irresistible bites alongside your favorite Greek chicken, roast lamb, or baked fish for a family dinner everyone will love.

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roasted potato bites in a white pan

Hands up if you love roast potatoes! Warm, golden, crispy, and simply delicious. But wait, there’s more! This easy recipe has a secret ingredient: a flavorful mix of chicken stock, spices, and lemon juice. It makes the potatoes incredibly moist without any added butter – my favorite way to roast them!

Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make this recipe:

ingredients needed to make Greek roast potatoes
  • Potatoes: I use regular white potatoes. Yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes in the US.
  • Chicken stock or chicken broth. Feel free to use vegetable stock to make this recipe vegan. We cook the potatoes in stock before roasting them, so they will infuse the flavor of the stock/broth you use. The choice is yours.
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic cloves (minced)
  • Sea salt.
  • Mediterranean dried herb mix.
  • Sweet paprika.

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How to make roasted lemon potatoes

I have made this recipe countless times, and it is absolutely foolproof. You mix all the ingredients, pour them into a large baking dish, add the potatoes, and bake them until the liquid is absorbed and the potatoes are nice and golden. It is really that simple. Here is a step-by-step guide.

  • Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (400°F).
diced potatoes on a wooden chopping board.

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes. Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into quarters or wedges according to your preference. Place the cut potatoes in a roasting pan. Keep in mind, that the cooking time will depend on the size of your potatoes, the larger the wedges, the longer they will take to roast.

Ready to use lemon mix for the roast potatoes.

Step 2: Prepare the Flavorful Mix: In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients – the chicken stock, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, dried herbs, and paprika. Add the extra virgin olive oil and mix everything well until you have a cohesive mixture.

potatoes in a white frying pan with stock and spices.

Step 3: Coat the Potatoes: Pour the prepared mixture over the cut potatoes in the roasting pan. Toss potatoes thoroughly to ensure they are all nicely coated with the flavorful mixture. There will be quite a bit of liquid in the pan and that’s fine.

tossing potatoes with a spatula.

Step 4: Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. (You will still have some liquid in the pan.) Take the potatoes out and flip them around.

tossing golden potatoes with a spatula.

Step 5: After the initial 20 minutes, take the pan out of the oven and toss the potatoes again. Place the pan back in the oven and roast for another 20 minutes. By this time, the liquid should be absorbed, and the potatoes will start to roast and get a nice golden color.

Greek roast potatoes in a white frying pan with herbs and lemon slices.

Step 6: Final Roasting: Toss the potatoes again and roast them for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them during this time to ensure they are crisp and have golden brown edges without burning.

  • Serve: Once the potatoes are beautifully roasted and crispy, take them out of the oven. Your delicious Greek potatoes are now ready to be served and enjoyed!

Expert Tips:

Don’t overcrowd the pan: Give your potatoes plenty of space in the baking dish. This allows air to circulate around them, resulting in even cooking and maximum crispiness.

Start with a hot oven: Preheating your oven to a high temperature (around 400-425°F/200-220°C) will help the potatoes develop that delicious golden crust.

perfectly roasted potatoes in a baking dish

What to serve the roast potatoes with?

This potato dish makes a delicious side, whether it’s for a weeknight family dinner or a festive Christmas lunch. Looking for some pairing inspiration? We’ve got a couple of our favorite recipes for you to try!

Recipe FAQ

Can I parboil potatoes?

No, no parboil is needed. The soaking and high-temperature roasting will result in perfectly cooked potatoes without parboiling.

Can I use a different type of potato?

Yes! While waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold or red potatoes work best for their crispy texture, feel free to use russets or other varieties you have on hand.

What can I use if I don’t have chicken stock?

Substitute with vegetable stock or water. If using water, you might want to increase the seasonings slightly to ensure the dish has plenty of flavor

How to store roasted potatoes

  • Fridge: To store roast potatoes, allow them to cool to room temperature before transferring them to an airtight container or a resealable bag. Refrigerate the potatoes for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheat: When reheating, bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 180’C (360’F)
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Greek roast potatoes in a white frying pan with herbs and lemon slices.

Greek-Style Roasted Lemon Potatoes

Elena Elliott
Enjoy a taste of Greece with our Crispy Roasted Potatoes! Infused with chicken stock, lemon, garlic, and Mediterranean spices, these golden delights are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Simple, flavorful, and utterly delicious.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into wedges Any white potatoes of your choice
  • 1 cup chicken stock use vegetable stock to make the recipe vegetarian.
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean dried herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice approximately 1/2 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Prepare the Potatoes: Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into quarters or wedges according to your preference. Place them in a roasting pan. Keep in mind that the cooking time will depend on the size of your potatoes; larger wedges will take longer to roast.
  • Prepare the Flavorful Mix: In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients – chicken stock, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, dried herbs, and paprika. Add the extra virgin olive oil and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Coat the Potatoes: Pour the prepared mixture over the potatoes in the roasting pan. Toss the potatoes thoroughly to ensure they are all nicely coated with the flavorful mixture. There will be a significant amount of liquid in the pan, and that's perfectly fine.
  • First Round of Roasting: Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. (Note: There will still be some liquid in the pan at this stage.)
  • Toss and Continue Roasting: After the initial 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and toss the potatoes again. Return the pan to the oven and roast for another 20 minutes. By this time, the liquid should be absorbed, and the potatoes will start to roast, gaining a delightful golden color.
  • Final Roasting: Give the potatoes one last toss and roast them for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on them during this time to ensure they become crisp with golden brown edges without burning.
  • Serve: Once the potatoes are beautifully roasted and crispy, take them out of the oven. Your delicious Greek potatoes are now ready to be served and enjoyed!

Notes

Please note the roasting time might vary depending on your oven and the size of the potato wedges! Watch your potatoes in the last 5 minutes closely so they don’t get burnt.
  1. Potato Selection: Choose starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold for the best texture. They become wonderfully creamy inside while crisping up beautifully on the outside.
  2. Consistent Size: Try to cut the potatoes into uniform sizes. This ensures even cooking.
  3. Don’t Overcrowd: Avoid overcrowding the roasting pan. Giving the potatoes some space allows them to roast evenly. If necessary, use two pans or roast in batches.
  4. Patience is Key: Roasting time can vary based on potato size and your oven. Be patient, and don’t rush the process. Slow roasting at a moderate temperature ensures a perfect texture and deep flavor infusion.
  5. Customize Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences. You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat or sprinkle fresh herbs like parsley or dill after roasting for a burst of freshness.
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