Maria’s Recipes: Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

-Potatoes x 6 small (about 800 grams weight total) peel them and cut in half
-Lemon x juice of 1
-Oregano, dried x 1/4 teaspoon
-Garlic x 1/2 clove minced
-Table salt (fine ground) x a couple of good pinches
-Oil x 3 tablespoons (I melted refined low aroma coconut oil)
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-Put peeled and cut potatoes into a saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to boil for about 7 or 8 minutes, just until ‘parboiled’. (Go to step 2 while this is happening). Don’t cook them all the way through. Drain the water off and allow to cool for a little so you can pick them up without burning yourself.
-Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Prepare an oven tray with baking paper. In a bowl, place garlic, lemon juice, salt, oregano and oil.
-When potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a fork to make some grooves in their flesh.  Then add potatoes into seasoned liquid and with your hands, bathe potatoes in mixture until fully coated.
-Evenly space potatoes on oven tray and bake in oven until golden brown and crispy, approximately 20 minutes.  Alternatively, brown on a hot BBQ plate, being careful when turning, so as not to crush potatoes.  Serve with a Greek salad and/or haloumi and/or meat, like lamb.


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