February 25, 2016
(updated October 5, 2021)
What’s Inside: These Greek Lemon Potatoes are made with simple ingredients and are roasted to perfection. Once you see how easy and flavorful they are, you’ll love to make them regularly as a go-to side dish!
Patates Lemonates was my food obsession upon moving to Astoria, Queens while discovering the deliciousness of Greek cuisine. If you’ve been to an authentic Greek restaurant or taverna, you’ve undoubtedly learned that the Greek vegetable side game is unreal.
Take their giant baked beans, olive dips, horta (dandelion greens) or these golden crispy lemon potatoes for example. Eaten family-style, you could easily fill up on sides alone in the Greek culture!
When I first posted this recipe, I begged my Greek Mother-in-Law to help me make these, as you’ll see her hands with the red nail polish in the process photos. In the new fancy photos I’ve posted… that’s the result of YEARS of practice from my husband and me. We make them every Sunday! It’s the same basic recipe, just well-practiced and perfected. We’re quite proud! 😂
I was inspired to share this recipe not just because it’s a favorite and household staple over here… but also because it was originally sponsored by the U.S. Potato Board to celebrate potatoes from around the world!
It got me realizing how every culture I know of has their own favorite potato dish, making potatoes a universal love language if you ask me. Well, for this post, I couldn’t think of a better time to release the crackin’!
I’ve even put my own (albeit small) spin on them… by adding in some turmeric. I couldn’t resist. Everyone makes their lemon potatoes a little different, sometimes you’ll see the recipe call for chicken broth which is tasty too, but we’re just about the lemon and water here. So this recipe is suitable for a vegan diet, or while doing a Whole30, and is naturally gluten-free. Serve these with your favorite sautéed greens and protein like a broiled fish or crispy chicken.
Everyone loves a good side, am I right? Don’t miss my roundup of 20+ Gluten-free Side Dishes (Perfect for every occasion) including Paleo and AIP-friendly recipes right here.
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This post was originally sponsored by the U.S. Potato board, all opinions are my own.
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These turned out amazing! I tried different recipes, with broth, without it and this was so simple easy and exactly what I was looking for! Even my hubby who doesn’t like potatoes asked for more! Thank you!
YAY! So happy you both enjoyed it.
Straightforward recipe and delicious. It’s turned out well every time I’ve made it!
As I cannot tolerate potato (nightshades), how do you think this recipe would hold up with white sweet potato?
I think it would be great but more sweet 😉 – I’d give rutabaga a try actually!
Yum, these potatoes look so delicious. I easily get tired of potatoes, so I love discovering new recipes. Pinned!
Agreed! You need to jazz it up every now and again 🙂 Hope you love it.
So delicious, Alison! I can’t wait to try this. How cool that you have that time with your mother-in-law too. So very special for both you and your husband! xo.
Thanks, Tessa!! You’re going to love it. xo
When I see the pan after baking, I fear the clean up. I am using a similar recipe with more liquid and foil in pan. Would like to use your recipe thinking would be more crispy, but clean up looks like a bummer.
haha it’s worth it for me! I use Branch Basics, soak it, and it’s good as new.
These look scrumptious!! Perfect for the winter months but also the flavors will work great for when it gets warmer! Super excited to try this.
Exactly!! It’s perfect at all times hahaha 😉
Yum! I can’t wait to try out this recipe! I’ve never had this type of Greek potatoes dish so I’m really looking forward to it. The photos are beautiful, and this recipe is very easy to follow.
Thanks, Caroline!! Hope you enjoy!
Love this blog it’s so crips, fresh, and clean and the instructions are easy to follow, love the pictures!!!!
I cannot wait to try the Greek potatoes recipe and saw the Bombay one too that looks delish.
All I can say is YUMMMMM!!!
You’re so sweet, thanks!! Enjoy it and yes – those Bombay potatoes look LEGIT.
Learning authentic and traditional cooking gets to the heart of food love. How fun that you and your mom-in-law cook together! Greek cuisine is something I’d love to know more about… I’m so clueless. But I do know that potatoes love lemon! This is a delicious recipe Alison and one I looking forward to trying! Potatoes are pure comfort food for sure! xo
Thanks, Lovie!! I know you would love these – they’re so so good.