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Greek Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

lemon herb roasted potatoes with lemon olive oilThis dish is effortless and full of flavor. I would be surprised if it didn't make it in to your weekly rotation. While photographing the potatoes, I had to stop myself from nearly eating the whole pan. The fresh lemony herbaceous aroma entices you before you even take a bite. It's the perfect side for almost any entree, and it's really great to have on hand. In the morning, you could add eggs for a quick breakfast. For lunch, have them over greens like a Nicoise Salad, and for dinner you could bake it with chicken all on one sheet pan for easy cleanup. 

lemon herb roasted potatoes with lemon olive oil

Any potatoes will do, but yukon gold have a creamy texture that is perfect for this dish. When cooking for the blog, I used a mix of yukon gold, baby red, and Vitolotte purple potatoes that were on sale. Aren't the colors spectacular?

lemon herb roasted potatoes with lemon olive oil

Lastly, a drizzle of Lemon Olive Oil adds to the creaminess of the potatoes and makes the herb flavors pop. 

lemon herb roasted potatoes

Greek Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

greek lemon herb roasted potatoes

Ingredients

  • 8-10 yukon gold potatoes, chopped into chunks
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 tbps chicken stock (replace with vegetable stock for vegan/vegetarian option )
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a baking sheet into the oven and bring it to temperature while the oven preheats (you want it hot).
  2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and garlic cloves. Toss potatoes in and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Pour the coated potatoes onto the hot baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, tossing every 20 minutes to get an even brown on all sides. Halfway through cooking, pour stock evenly over potatoes.
  4. Garnish with a light coating of Lemon Olive Oil and fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Notes

Always keep heat below 410 degrees when cooking with extra virgin olive oil. Read: Is it safe to heat olive oil?


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