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Greek Roast Potatoes: Grecian Classic


Greek Roast Potatoes

Greek Roast Potatoes

Copyright 2011 Kevin D Weeks
Look up "Greek roast potatoes" on Google and 99 percent of the entries will be for some variation of this recipe. They won't all be the same, the herbs may vary a bit as well as the details of the cooking technique, but basically it's the same recipe: potatoes, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and herbs. These potatoes are the perfect (and traditional) accompaniment to Greek Roast Leg of Lamb. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 2.


  • 2 md. Yukon Gold potatoes; peeled and cut 8 wedges each
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic*
  • 1 Tbsp. ground rosemary*
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with foil.

2. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with broth, oil and lemon juice. Drain off and reserve broth.

3. Sprinkle potatoes with lemon zest, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoes.

4. Spread potatoes on the baking sheet and add reserved broth mixture.

5. Place baking sheet in the center of the oven and cook for 35 - 50 minutes until potatoes are tender.

*Note: I use dried garlic and rosemary because they adhere better to the potatoes. Granulated garlic is similar to garlic powder (a bit coarser) but mainly differs in the way it's made and is less bitter.

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