Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon, and Oregano

This dish is a specialty on the Greek island of Naxos, where it is frequently served with roast chicken or leg of lamb.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 12 small potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano


  • Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • Cut the unpeeled potatoes into halves. In a medium bowl, toss the potatoes with the lemon juice, garlic salt, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the olive oil into a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Use a paper towel or cloth to wipe the olive oil across the pan so that the pan is evenly coated. Spread out the potatoes on the pan.
  • Bake the potatoes until they are browned and pierce easily with a fork (about 30 minutes). Turn the potatoes 2 or 3 times during cooking. Garnish with the fresh oregano and serve.