Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe

Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe
greek lemon potatoes

Valaer Murray

greek lemon potatoes

This is a pretty traditional Greek dish — lemoni patatas — made in a very American, nontraditional way. Since I've done away with the marinating and hour long baking process, the version I make is perfect for that moment when you need a hearty side dish in about 15 minutes. And it still tastes very "Aegean island."

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  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 5 tablespoons)
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


Slice the potatoes width-wise in ¼-inch rounds. Put them in a microwave-safe covered dish, fill with a ½ inch of water, and cook on high for 6 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Turn your oven's broiler on. Put the potato rounds on a rimmed baking sheet and pour 2/3 of the marinade over the potatoes, gently tossing the rounds so that they all get oiled. Put the potaotes about 2 inches under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until they start to brown in spots. Turn the potatoes over and brown the other side for another 4-5 minutes.

Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and pour over the remaining marinade. Finish with salt to taste.

Greek Lemon Potato Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Lemon Potato Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.