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The Best Greek Potatoes

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There are roast potatoes, and then there are roast Greek Potatoes. These are next level. Delicious Cornish New Potatoes coated in olive oil, lemon juice and Greek herbs and baked to perfection before getting a sprinkling of feta and fresh thyme. The perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic this summer.

When we were island hopping around Greece, we ate so many variations of this dish, and this is the version we now always make at home. A great little twist on a potato salad, and lots of ways you can adapt it to suit your own tastes. For example, you can make this vegan by leaving out the feta – but we think everything is better with feta.

This is a favourite summer side dish of ours, however you could turn it in to a main dish by adding some chopped up vegetables and chunks of chicken breast (or thighs/legs) or halloumi and roasting them at the same time (timing may vary though).

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Why should you try it?

  • A great twist on a potato salad
  • Delicious Greek flavours
  • Perfect for a BBQ or picnic
  • Great for making a huge batch

What you will need

Potatoes – We think new potatoes work best for this and we used Cornish potatoes. You can read more about why they are one of our favourites below.
Oil – Try to use the best quality olive oil that you can, as you really will be able to taste the difference.
Lemon – This adds a real freshness to the potatoes and is a key in Greek cuisine.
Garlic – The more garlic the better we say. Fresh is always best, but you can save yourself some time by using some ready chopped garlic from a jar.
Herbs – We used dried oregano and thyme and then finished it off with some fresh thyme too.
Feta – Everything is better with feta, right? It is not a Greek dish without it. Try to use authentic feta, as you really will be able to taste the difference.

Step by Step

One: Chop the potatoes into wedges.

Two: Put the chopped potatoes in boiling water, bring back to the boil and par-boil for 6-7 minutes.

Three: Drain the potatoes and put in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Four: Transfer to a baking dish, add a whole lemon, cut into quarters.

Five: Put in a preheated oven at 22oC/420F/Gas7 and bake for 40 minutes.

Six: Transfer the baked potatoes to a plate and sprinkle with feta and fresh thyme leaves.

Greek seasoning

We have kept the ingredients fairly simple here, but we have used all our favourite Greek flavours. The potatoes are coated in olive oil and lemon juice to get them nice and crispy, but still light and fresh. 

They are then coated in a mixture of crushed garlic and dried oregano and thyme. After the are baked to the perfect crispiness, we serve them in a bowl with some fresh thyme (optional) and a liberal scattering of feta.

What potatoes are best?

We used Cornish New Potatoes, which are the first new potatoes of the season grown on the UK mainland. Being the most south westerly point of mainland UK, means that Cornwall is the first part of the country to warm up in the spring. With nowhere in Cornwall more than 20 miles from the sea, it also benefits from a milder maritime climate, with sea breezes that help to keep the fields largely frost-free.

Cornish farmers work with the natural landscape and its particular microclimates to spread their planting and harvesting across the season so they can harvest little and often for maximum freshness.

Cornish New Potatoes are true new potatoes – harvested while the leaves are still green above the ground. This gives them their distinct mild, sweet taste and delicate fluffy skin – they also hold their shape well when cooked, due to their firm, slightly waxy texture.

What to serve these with

These potatoes are a great addition to a BBQ and a nice alternative to the usual heavy and creamy potato salads. So, they will go well with all the standard BBQ food like Hidden Vegetable Beef Burgers, Chicken Tikka Skewers, Cajun Chicken Burgers or Honey and Lime Chicken

Can you reheat them?

Yes, you can put them back in the oven for about 15-20 minutes to reheat and the feta will get a little bit melty. However, if we have any leftovers of this (which doesn’t happen very often), then we just eat it cold as it tastes just as good that way. If you do reheat it, add a squeeze of lemon before serving to freshen it up a bit.

Extra tips

  • You can reheat these potatoes in the oven for 15-20 minutes or eat leftovers cold. If reheating, add a squeeze of lemon before serving.
  • For best results use Cornish New Potatoes.
  • Keep this dish vegan by leaving out the feta cheese.
  • Turn it in to a main dish by adding some chopped up vegetables and chunks of chicken breast (or thighs/legs) or halloumi and roasting them at the same time (timing may vary though).

More potato recipes

  • Baked Home Fries
  • Mustard Potato Salad
  • Patatas Bravas
  • The BEST Creamy Mashed Potatoes
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Recipe

Greek Potatoes

There are roast potatoes, and then there are roast Greek Potatoes. Delicious Cornish New Potatoes coated in olive oil, lemon juice and greek herbs and baked to perfection before getting a sprinkling of feta and fresh thyme.

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Par-boiling time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Allergen:

Dairy

Servings: 4 people
Calories: 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 700 g Cornish New Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 0.5 lemon juice only
  • 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 30 g feta
  • 1 lemon quartered

Instructions

  • Chop the potatoes into wedges.
  • Put the chopped potatoes in boiling water, bring back to the boil and par-boil for 6-7 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and put in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients (expect the feta) and mix well.
  • Transfer to a baking dish, add a whole lemon, cut into quarters.
  • Put in a preheated oven at 220C/420F/Gas7 and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Transfer the baked potatoes to a plate and sprinkle with feta and fresh thyme leaves.

Notes

  • You can reheat these potatoes in the oven for 15-20 minutes or eat leftovers cold. If reheating, add a squeeze of lemon before serving.
  • For best results use Cornish New Potatoes.
  • Keep this dish vegan by leaving out the feta cheese.
  • Turn it in to a main dish by adding some chopped up vegetables and chunks of chicken breast (or thighs/legs) or halloumi and roasting them at the same time (timing may vary though).

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 45.7mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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DisclaimerThe nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.

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