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Orchid...those Greek Lemon Potatoes are to DIE For!

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Posted to Thread #8371 at 10:27 pm on Oct 21, 2007

I must confess...I'm not a big potato fan, but Greek potatoes are my favorite. I tried your recipe and all I can say is...

W-O-W!

These would be perfect for hosting a big brunch too. I kept thinking...they'd be amazing along an eggs benedict.

Yum! Thank you. This one's going into my permanent file.

Here's the recipe:
From Martha Stewart Living

Greek Lemon Roasted PotatoesOregano is Greek for "joy of the mountain" Greek oregano has a milder flavor than the Mexican variety usually found in the spice aisle of your supermarket. Look for Greek oregano at Italian or Greek markets.

Ingredients
Serves 8
4 large russet baking potatoes, (8 medium), peeled and quartered
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, (3 lemons)
1 tablespoon dried oregano, preferably Greek oregano, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Heat oven to 500 degrees. Place potatoes in a metal roasting pan large enough to fit potatoes in a single layer. Add 1 cup water, olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss potatoes until well coated.

Bake, uncovered, until fork-tender and brown on the edges, about 50 minutes. Turn potatoes halfway through for even browning; add water if all the liquid has been absorbed, before they have fully browned. If desired, garnish with oregano; serve.

Traca's notes: I made a couple little tweeks...I used yellow potatoes instead of the russets (I like the texture better), and it turns out, I didn't have any oregano, so I used thyme instead.

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