I love accompanying most of my dishes with Patates Lemonates sto fourno (Baked Lemony Potatoes) which is a classic Greek side dish with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and water. When we add meat to them such as chicken, pork or lamb we just call it “Psito sto fourno” (baked in the oven).
This is all it takes to make these delicious potatoes and serve them as a side dish. Although it’s over a year that I have made this twist to the Greek classic dish I still remember how finger-licking delicious they were, as the potatoes absorb all the juices and flavour. The pan drippings can be used as they are or you can make an even more delicious sauce, as I did.
Patates Lemonates my way (The best Greek Lemony Potatoes) , Recipe by Ivy
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: about 1 1/2 – 2 hours
Serves: 10 (or 5 as a main dish)
30 small roasting potatoes (I used Cypriot baby potatoes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the dressing
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp Greek oregano
1 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cups orange juice
Preheat oven to 180oC / 350oF.
Put all the dressing ingredients in a food processor and purée. The dressing has a light green colour and its consistency should be thick.
Place the potatoes in a baking dish and pour the dressing on top. Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake until the potatoes are soft (about 1 hour and 30 minutes). Remove the foil, turn on the other side, add 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil and bake until golden.
The recipe for sauce as well as for the Wild Boar, will be posted soon.
Giveaway of the Book
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