Monday, March 22, 2010

Greek Style Potatoes


I found this recipe over at Allrecipes and was very intruiged with the combo of olive oil and lemon. The rosemary and thyme also sounded delicious. They were very, very good. I was skeptical regarding the length of cooking time but they do need to cook for quite a while. Some of the reviews suggested using more lemon but I followed the recipe exactly as written and it was very good. These would be a perfect side with any meat or chicken dish.

We had a spring like weekend here in Virginia so who could ask for anything more! It was almost 80 yesterday! Spring is off to a good start. With Easter right around the corner I'm hoping this weather stays for a while!

1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 cubes chicken bouillon
ground black pepper to taste

6 potatoes, peeled and quartered

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix olive oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, bouillon cubes and pepper.

Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of a medium baking dish. Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes. Cover, and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the preheated oven, turning occassionally, until tender but firm.

23 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look really delicious, next time I want to cook this with roast chicken !yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

I actually made these sometime last year and really liked them. But I was the ONLY one in my house who liked them, so I haven't made them since. I thought they were delicious, though.

Anncoo said...

Good to have this potatoes as side dish.

Diana's Cocina said...

I make a dish very similar to this and it is one of my favorites. It is refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Sounds perfect to me!

Joanne said...

These sound so good! I love rosemary and potatoes...I think they are a match made in heaven.

A Year on the Grill said...

That is a beautiful thing!

Patty said...

That does sound like a fabulous mix of flavors, thanks for posting!

Bridgett said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying some spring weather as well. 80, wow, that is crazy for spring but nice for a day. I love potatoes and am always looking for inspiration so I will be trying these.

Leslie said...

Mmm ..I bet those bullion cubes made them tasty

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I made a similar dish before and loved it! Totally delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look delicious!

Manggy said...

Happy spring to you! I like the bit of acidity in here - reminds me of those potato salads I like so much :)

Mary said...

These really do look and sound delicious. They are a perfect accompaniment to any plain meat or poultry.

Amanda said...

Some of my favorite ingredients! Yum!

Pam said...

I love potatoes - these look really tasty.

megan said...

they look good! I'm always looking for new ways to cook potatoes.

Mags said...

I'm a lemon fan, but the rest of the family isn't. Do you think that the amount of lemon added here is just enough to accent the other flavors, or do you really taste the lemon?

(They look/sound delicious to me)

Lynda said...

I love potatoes, so I'm happy to have a greek style dish-they sound delicious!

Sophie said...

What an apart way to cook the potatoes & that lemon & rosemarey will add flavour, I am sure!

Katy ~ said...

I've made this in the past, and I agree, it is very good. I've been thinking about it and here you have it. Would be lovely with some nice chicken....Good find and good share!

Ingrid said...

I'm making these babies this Sunday for Easter to go along with my ham.

Thanks, Debbie! Hope you and the family have a blessed Easter!
~ingrid

Levinson Axelrod said...

Simple and tasty. Thanks for the idea.