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The Best Greek Potatoes

Last updated on August 29th, 2019 at 06:14 pm

* This post is sponsored by Seasonal Spuds * 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.

Greek Potatoes

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).

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 To Use

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 Greek Potatoes 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.

How To Make The Best Greek Potatoes – 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.

Other Greek Recipes To Try:

Hummus Flatbreads Greek Pasta Salad Greek Chicken Bake Turkey and Feta Burgers Greek Chicken Skewers Greek Roasted Vegetables Grilled Halloumi Greek Flatbreads

Some extra tips for these Greek Potatoes:

  1. 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.

  2. For best results use Cornish New Potatoes.

  3. Keep this dish vegan by leaving out the feta cheese.

  4. 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).Do you want to be kept up to date on more delicious posts like these Greek Potatoes? Please subscribe to the blog mailing list (it takes 30 seconds). Click here to sign up.

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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.

Prep Time3 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Par-boiling time7 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Greek

Keyword: greek recipe, potato recipe, side dish recipe

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 212kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 700 g Cornish New Potatoes

  2. 2 tbsp olive oil

  3. 0.5 lemon juice only

  4. 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper

  5. 1 tbsp dried oregano

  6. 1 tbsp dried thyme

  7. 1 tbsp fresh thyme

  8. 4 garlic cloves crushed

  9. 30 g feta

UK measures - US measures

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 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.

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Notes

  1. 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.

  2. For best results use Cornish New Potatoes.

  3. Keep this dish vegan by leaving out the feta cheese.

  4. 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).

Nutrition

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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