Greek-Style Potatoes Recipe

Greek-Style Potatoes Recipe

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1 hour 50 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Try making delicious Greek-style potatoes instead of classic fried potatoes. These are crispy potatoes that will be the perfect side dish for your dinner. Everyone will love them. Once you try it, you will want to cook it every day. But be careful, because they are totally addictive!

Delighted to see you venture into Greek cuisine with these irresistible Greek-Style Potatoes! The blend of lemon, garlic, and herbs transforms the humble potato into a flavor-packed delight. Your recipe provides clear steps for achieving that perfect balance, and leaving the potato skins on adds a delightful crispiness, especially with Yukon Gold.

What Are Greek-Style Potatoes?

Greek potatoes are a popular Greek dish with a unique flavor. It consists of potatoes baked in a spicy combination of water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, bouillon cubes, thyme, rosemary, and pepper. The potatoes are usually sliced before baking. This allows them to absorb the delicious flavors as they are cooked to a tender and crispy perfection. These tangy, aromatic, and savory potatoes are often served as a side dish to various Greek dishes.

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Greek-Style Potatoes Ingredients

  • Potatoes: Potatoes are the main ingredient of the dish, providing a starchy base and texture.
  • Water: Water helps to generate steam and moisture during cooking
  • Fresh lemon juice: Use lemon juice to add tang and a refreshing citrus flavor to the dish.
  • Garlic: It brings out the savory flavor and aroma of the potatoes.
  • Chicken bouillon: Bouillon provides a savory note and a depth of flavor for a dish.
  • Dried thyme and rosemary: Use them to add herbal and earthy undertones to the potatoes.
  • Black pepper: It provides a hint of heat and spice that complements the overall flavor.

Greek-Style Potatoes

How to Make Greek-Style Potatoes?

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Then, cut medium–sized potatoes into 3 pieces, and large potatoes into quarters or thick wedges.
  3. In the bottom of a medium baking dish, arrange the potatoes evenly.
  4. Then, in a small bowl, combine the water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, bouillon cubes, thyme, rosemary, and pepper. Pour mixture over potatoes.
  5. Cover the baking dish and place in a preheated oven. Bake, turning occasionally, until potatoes are tender but still firm, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

How to Store Greek-Style Potatoes?

To store Greek potatoes, keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. They can be stored for up to 3-5 days.

You have several options for reheating:

  • Microwave: Place the potatoes in a microwave and heat them for a short interval, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • Oven: Transfer the potatoes to an oven and reheat in the oven at about 350°F (175°C) until heated through.

how to make Greek-Style Potatoes

Common Questions

Do I need to peel my potatoes before I bake them?

This recipe will work with either peeled or unpeeled potatoes. When using Yukon Gold potato skins, they crisp beautifully during baking, so you can leave them on.

Do I need to boil my potatoes first?

Boiling or parboiling your potatoes will speed up the cooking process, but it’s not necessary. The potatoes will become tender while absorbing all that delicious lemony broth as they roast in the pan.

Why are my potatoes not crispy?

These potatoes are meant to be tender rather than crispy, but if you like crispy potatoes, turn your oven to broil after baking. Bake them for about 4 minutes. Watch them closely to make sure they do not overcook or burn.

This is a perfectly healthy side dish for almost any main course of fish, seafood, or meat. The only recommendation is not to bake the potatoes until they form an excessive crust: while this may be the tastiest part of the potato, from a health perspective, it is not the best aspect of this recipe. This is because the golden and crispy crust contains glycation end products and carcinogens, which age the body on a cellular level, lead to increased cholesterol, and contribute to the accumulation of visceral and subcutaneous fat. Otherwise, I can recommend this dish to everyone who follows a healthy diet and any weight management programs. This side dish is excellent for both weight loss (there's no need to fear potatoes, as the information about their harm to the figure is a myth) and weight gain. It is only necessary to properly choose the portion size for yourself, and also to combine the side dish with the main course and a salad.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Greek-Style Potatoes Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
 The recipe for Greek-style potatoes in a heavily flavored lemon garlic broth!
Greek-Style Potatoes Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
The ingredients you need:
6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 ½ cups water
⅓ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
ground black pepper to taste
Let’s start !

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


2. In the bottom of a medium baking dish, arrange the potatoes evenly.


3. In a small bowl, combine water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, bouillon cubes, thyme, rosemary, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the potatoes.


4. Cover and bake in preheated oven, turning occasionally, until potatoes are tender but still firm, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 418
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g24%
Saturated Fat 3g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 599mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 59g21%
Dietary Fiber 7g26%
Total Sugars 3g 
Protein 7g 
Vitamin C 71mg354%
Calcium 60mg5%
Iron 3mg18%
Potassium 1386mg29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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To enhance crispiness, a quick broil post-baking works wonders. Keep a close eye to achieve that golden perfection. Your advice on storing and reheating ensures these flavors stay fresh. Kali Orexi! (Bon Appétit in Greek)

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