Good afternoon, good morning, good evening..where ever you are, heyy!
I told you, the next couple of posts are going to be “not so healthy” posts, but it’s going to get better! These are the yummiest oven roasted potatoes ever! They are baked in the oven with oil, lemon, and various spices and herbs! These are great because you can serve them as a side to almost any meat or fish dish. They go great with steak!
I have tried different ways of making these potatoes and the way Im going to share with you, are in my opinion, the best. This is one of those recipes where you can find 100 different ways to make it, and everyone seems to have a different method.
Aside from potatoes, today is Friday and I don’t work this weekend..yayyy! Today is a bank holiday in Greece, but of course Im working. Today is known as “Oxi Day” pronounced Oh-hee; which means “No Day”. It marks the day that general Ioanni’s Metaxa said “No” to Mussolini’s request to allow Italian troops into Greece at the beginning of WW II. This helped to prove Greece’s neutrality for years to come. So there’s a little piece of history for ya! I hope you all have a great weekend!
4-5 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon paprika
Juice of a lemon
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).
Boil a large pot of salted water. Add your potatoes and par-boil for about 5 minutes, just so the outer part of the potatoes soften a bit. Strain them in a caldron. While the potatoes are still in the caldron, mix them around with a fork and sort of scrape at them so they “fluff up”. Transfer your potatoes to a Pyrex baking dish, or any ceramic/glass baking dish. Add your oil. You want there to be enough oil to cover about half way up the potatoes. Add a little water, about 2-3 tablespoons. Mix the potatoes around so they all get coated in oil. Season your potatoes with oregano, paprika, lemon, salt & pepper.
Bake the potatoes for about 35-40 mins uncovered. Check and see if the they are browned on top and look “crispy”. Flip them over and season the other side. Allow them to bake for another 15-20 minutes. Check them again and make sure a fork goes through, and that they have crisped all around.
Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool on a wired rack for about 1o minutes. Enjoy!!