Recipes, Side Dishes

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes Side Dish

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes are a delicious side dish for any meal! The potatoes are full of flavor, soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside!

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes – Crispy Outside, Soft Inside!

Potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients I use in my kitchen. Depending on the method of cooking used, your dishes can include the same ingredients but taste completely different. If it were up to my husband and boys, we would have fried taters at least a few times a week. Our waist lines wouldn’t appreciate that, so I am constantly looking for healthier options.

One of the best way to change up your potato dishes is by adding herbs and spices. The ingredients in this dish are easy to find in most kitchens. When I use lemons, I like to grate them and save the zest in a freezer container. Then I always have it on hand!

For best results, drain and reserve excess cooking liquid after 45 minutes. Then, place the skillet back in the hot oven for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are nicely browned and crispy on the edges. I can’t decide if I love the soft, lemony inside or crispy lemony flavor the best. Try them and decide!

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Chicken Fajitas
Maple-Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Apple Crisp
Tuscan Pork Chops and White Beans
Blueberry Maple Crisp
Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Black Cherry Crisp

Special Equipment:

17” Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients:

2½ lbs. Russet or other starchy potatoes, peeled and cut into thin wedges
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
¾ cup chicken broth
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
½ Tablespoon dried oregano

Optional: Fresh oregano, for garnish

Crispy browned potato wedges in cast iron pan

Instructions:

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Prep and arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a large cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Whisk together the chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and oregano in a medium bowl and pour over the potatoes.

Place the skillet in the pre-heated oven and cook for 25 minutes before carefully turning the potatoes. Return to oven for another 25 minutes.

After cook time is complete, remove the skillet from the oven and carefully drain and reserve any excess liquid in the skillet. Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes nicely browned on the edges.

Tip: You can also place the skillet under a hot broiler for 2-3 minutes for even crispier results.

Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with some of the reserved cooking liquid drizzled on top. Enjoy!

Greek-Style Lemon Potato Wedges in cast iron pan with fresh lemons and oregano
Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These potatoes are soft and lemony on the inside with a crispy, lemony outside!

Ingredients

  • 2½ lbs. Russet or other starchy potatoes, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
  • ½ Tablespoon dried oregano

Optional, to serve

  • Fresh oregano

Instructions

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.



Prep and arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a large cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.



Whisk together the chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and oregano in a medium bowl and pour over the potatoes.



Place the skillet in the pre-heated oven and cook for 25 minutes before carefully turning the potatoes. Return to oven for another 25 minutes.



After cook time is complete, remove the skillet from the oven and carefully drain and reserve any excess liquid in the skillet. Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes nicely browned on the edges.



Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with some of the reserved cooking liquid drizzled on top. Enjoy!

Notes

You can also place the skillet under a hot broiler for 2-3 minutes for even crispier results.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/29/2020

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