Greek Lemon Potatoes

So, I love Pinterest, in fact, I may be just a little addicted to it. Yet most Pinterest things that I try end up a monstrous disaster. But I keep pinning and every once in awhile I come across a gem. Tonight, I’m passing that gem along to you.

In true Erin fashion I tweaked the recipe (quite a lot) but the original gist is there.

The original recipe comes from the blog My Recipe Magazine

It’s a good recipe site, I’ll definitely visit it again. Now, these potatoes.

I wanted to make a very VERY easy dinner tonight. No thrills, kielbasa and arugula and…what? We eat a lot of potatoes on the eve of a grocery shop, and I really didn’t want the standard baked, roasted or mashed tonight.

This recipe is a roasting recipe, but the lemon and feta amp it up so much that it’s just…awesome. Everyone liked them. This is a keeper (did I mention it’s simple?)

This is what you need;

5 washed white potatoes, sliced thinly in rounds

1/2 tbsp butter

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 large lemon, de-seeded and juiced

1/2 cup feta cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tea oregano

Preheat oven to 350 F

Rub your roasting dish with butter to coat (I used a square Pyrex).

Slice your potatoes and layer. Add garlic, oregano, some salt (1/2 tea) and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice, add oil and stir to get everything nicely coated.

Pop in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.

I was making fudge at the same time so this was a nice dish as I didn’t have to think about it until I had popped the fudge in the fridge.

After 30 minutes, turn up oven to 400 F (because I’m impatient, and wanted to eat dinner). Stir potatoes and cook for further 15 minutes. Check once again-they should be cooked through. Add your feta and stir. Cook for an additional 10 minutes and serve.

The lemon and feta really made your boring old potato shine, it doesn’t require a lot of salt (which I like) and it goes well with a multitude of dishes.

As I said before, this recipe is a keeper.

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About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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