Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

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These Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes are a delicious and light side dish for fish or meat. Full of zesty lemon flavor and fragrant oregano, once you try these potatoes, you will definitely be making them again!

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Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

I love the flavor of lemons, I think it probably comes from their use in Greek cooking (I’m of Greek-Cypriot heritage) and all the Greek food I’ve eaten in my lifetime!

You might think that adding lemon to potatoes is a bit strange, but I promise you that they taste amazing.

The potatoes are cut into thin wedges and steam-roasted in the oven with chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock if preferred), garlic, lemon juice, and oregano.

The liquid is poured away at the end of cooking so that the potatoes can crisp up slightly on the outside. This gives you soft and flavorful potatoes with a touch of crunch that is a wonderful side dish for meat and fish.

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Recipe Tips

  • For best results, drain and reserve excess cooking liquid after 45 minutes. Then, place the skillet back in the hot oven for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are nicely browned and crispy on the edges.

How Do I Make Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes?

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How to Make Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes are a delicious and light side dish for fish or meat.


  • 2½ lbs (1.1kg) Russet or other starchy potatoes, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • Fresh oregano, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6
  2. Prep and arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a large cast-iron skillet or roasting pan. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the chicken broth, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and oregano in a medium bowl and pour over the potatoes.
  4. Place the skillet in the center of the preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes before carefully turning the potatoes. Return to oven for another 25 minutes.
  5. After cook time is complete, remove the skillet from the oven and carefully drain and reserve any excess liquid.
  6. Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes nicely browned on the edges. Tip: You can also place the skillet under a hot broiler (grill) for 2-3 minutes for even crispier results.
  7. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with some of the reserved cooking liquid drizzled on top. Enjoy!

    How to Make Greek Lemon Potatoes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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