Healthy Greek-Style Potatoes

Lately, I’ve really been obsessed with Greek food. Spit roasted meats, souvlaki, feta and spinach pies, tzatziki sauce…the list continues. Most recently however, I have been absolutely enamored with Greek-style potatoes.

Something about their tangy flavor and the way they melt in your mouth so perfectly had me hooked. I first tried this dish out at a local Greek restaurant and vowed that I would recreate it so that I could enjoy it continuously. Luckily, I have a long time family friend who’s Greek and she gave me her Mother’s recipe.

I have to say that although this is mainly a side dish, it has easily become my go-to recipe when I have potatoes in the house. I’m all about efficiency so the fact that these potatoes took less than 5 minutes to prepare, and baked to perfection in under 30 minutes, sealed the deal.

What makes it even better is that I didn’t have not one shroud of guilt eating them. I know what you’re thinking, “but they’re potatoes, they’re starchy and make you fat”. Ok, hear me out. Since this is a side dish, they’re to be enjoyed in moderation. Plus, potatoes (white potatoes in particular), just have a really bad rap sheet when they’re not that bad after all.

One medium baked potato contains about 161 calories and is loaded with fiber. Not to mention, potatoes contain around 60 types of vitamins including flavanoids which have been shown to improve heart health and prevent certain types of cancers. Read all about it here. Now do you see why I called this post “healthy” Greek style potatoes? 🙂

The rest of the ingredients call for lemon, olive oil, spices, and chicken stock. You can absolutely sub this for vegetarian stock as well. Well then, enough of my rambling..check out the recipe for yourself and let me know what you think!

Innana xoxo

Healthy Greek-Style Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Healthy Greek-Style Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds golden potatoes (any white potato will do)
  • 1/2 cup stock of your choice (I used a reduced sodium chicken stock)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (can be subbed with 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 425°F.
  2. Coat potatoes with the olive oil and seasonin, and place in baking dish of choice.
  3. Pour chicken stock generously over potatoes and toss.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven, pour lemon juice and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. (Optional): use the broiler setting on your stove to broil for an additional 3 minutes until golden brown.
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