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Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes (Patates Lemonates)

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These Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes are a perfect crispy side or a starter for parties with a delicious lemon flavour.

The name itself makes me drool and when I saw this recipe here, I immediately shortlisted it. What would be more good than having some crisp potatoes that are roasted completely in the oven and with a kick of Lemon? Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I know you are drooling!!


Lemon Roasted Potatoes served on a white oblong dish with some tomato ketchup

Type of Potatoes used

Try to use the starchy kind of potatoes to get that perfect crispy texture. Maris Piper is the ideal one for this.

Semolina or Rice Flour for Crispier Potatoes

The other secret to getting it crisp is the addition of semolina. Adding Semolina adds the crunch to it, but if you want you can skip it completely to make it gluten-free, replace it with rice flour, as I added in my recipe for Spicy and Sweet Baked Cauliflower Wings . Maybe next time I will try with Rice flour and update the recipe here.


There is no need to parboil them but if you want you can do it. I like to have less work and especially when I know the results can be achieved without adding the extra step. So I added them straight in the oven, instead of parboiling or letting them sit in cold water for some time. Just cut the potatoes into wedges, add the lemon sauce mixture and bake them in the oven for 45-60 minutes. Do not be afraid if you overbake them as they would be crunchier and taste the best.

Keep an eye after 35-45 minutes, as all ovens are different. I removed my wedges after 60 minutes as some of them were turning black on the edges, but I must have let the other also cook till then as the one’s turned black on the edges were the crispiest and the yummiest. This can be enjoyed as is or as a side to your main meals.


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Lemon Roasted Potatoes served on a white oblong dish with some tomato ketchup
Lemon Roasted Potatoes served on a white oblong dish with some tomato ketchup

Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes (Patates Lemonates)

This Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes are a perfect crispy side or a starter for parties with a delicious lemon flavour.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Potato, Vegan, Wedges
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 75 ml olive oil
  • 75 ml water
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried Oregano
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Semolina
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 Deg C / 400 Deg F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the potatoes into Wedges. 
    3 large potatoes
  • In a blender make a paste of garlic, olive oil, oregano, semolina.
    2-3 cloves of garlic, 75 ml olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon dried Oregano, 1 teaspoon Semolina
    Adding of garlic, olive oil, oregano, semolina in potatoes
  • Add in the water, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
    Juice of 1 Lemon, Salt to taste, Freshly ground pepper to taste, 75 ml water
    Adding water, lemon juice, salt and pepper in potatoes
  • Coat this mixture onto the potatoes covering all over.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45-60 minutes turning in between 2-3 times, until done.
  • Do have a close look after 35-45 minute as all ovens are different.

Notes

  • Replace Semolina with Rice Flour or skip Semolina for gluten-free
  • Baking time may vary depending on the oven
 
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Srivalli Jetti

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Those roasted potatoes look so yum! I would surely want to make it for myself...excellent recipe.

CookwithRenu

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Thank You

harini

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I am not sure if my previous comment went through. Very flavorful with the garlic lemony sauce. My family is a potato loving one and I am sure they will love this. Interesting use of semolina here.

harini

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Wow! I love the lemon garlic sauce you have used. My family is a potato loving one and I am sure this will be loved as well. Interesting use of semolina.

Gayathri Kumar

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I have them in my list as it was too good to skip. The lemon flavoured potatoes look absolutely yu Renu.

Vaishali Sabnani

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Pity happen to b my Wray , specially any kind of fries . It’s 6 am and after reading this recipe I just feel like having some of these gorgeous looking fries . I am loving the flavours . Too good !