Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Greek Potatoes (Oven Roasted) Recipe

If you live in the metro area of Atlanta, you may have heard of a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant called "Grecian Gyro". If not, you are sadly missing out!  It's located at 855 Virginia Avenue in Hapeville, GA.  It's located by the airport with limited parking and is packed full around lunchtime.  They have a special secret sauce that my mother and I always have to buy in a jar on our way out as well. I highly recommend you visiting if you're ever in the area.  Anyway, they have these awesome Greek potatoes they serve with their meals.  I found a recipe on food.com that closely resembles theirs and want to share it with you!  It makes a great side dish for almost any meal. The "meat and potatoes" man in your life will surely love it! Have them for dinner tonight and comment!


  • 8 large potatoes, peeled, cut into large wedges (about 6-7 wedges per potato)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (more garlic is a good thing, less garlic is a no-no for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs dried oregano (get the Mediterranean, it's the best!)
  •  sea salt
  • 1 lemon, juice of, to 1 1/2
  • fresh coarse black pepper  

Prep Time: 10 minsTotal Time: 1 1/2 hrs

1. Preheat oven to 420°F A reviewer has suggested spraying the baking pan with Pam - that sounds like a great idea!
2. Put all the ingredients into a baking pan large enough to hold them.
3. Season generously with sea salt and black pepper.
4. Make sure your hands are very clean and put them in the pan and give everything a toss to distribute.
5. The garlic will drop into the water/oil solution but its flavour will permeate the potatoes, and this way, it won't burn.
6.  Bake for 40 minutes.
7.  When a nice golden-brown crust has formed on the potatoes, give them a stir to bring the white underside up, season lightly with a bit more sea salt and pepper and just a light sprinkling of oregano.
8.  Add 1/2 cup more water if pan appears to be getting dry, and pop back into oven to brown other side of potatoes.
9.  This will take about another 40 minutes.
10.  Do not be afraid of overcooking the potatoes- they will be delicious.
11  Note: I often melt a bouillon cube in the water; if you do, make sure to cut back some on the salt.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, they are really good! I make them infrequently but they are always lovely.