Greek-Style Garlic-Lemon Potatoes

Greek-Style Garlic-Lemon Potatoes

Lemon, garlic, oregano and parsley put a lively Mediterranean spin on the lowly Yukon potato. For an even more authentically Greek experience, try the variation with Kalamata olives and feta.


Serves 4

If your potatoes are larger than the size we recommend, you may have to increase the covered cooking time by up to 4 minutes. Though a nonstick pan makes cleanup easier, it is not essential.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (7 to 8 ounces each, about 2 pounds total), peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
4 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 heaping tablespoon)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons juice plus
1 tablespoon grated zest from
2 lemons
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

1. Heat vegetable oil and butter in heavy-bottomed 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts and foaming subsides, swirling pan occasionally. Add potatoes in single layer; cook until golden brown (pan should sizzle but not smoke), about 6 minutes. Using tongs, turn potatoes so second cut sides are down; cook until deep golden brown on second side, about 5 minutes longer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover tightly, and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with tip of - paring knife, about 5 minutes.

2. While potatoes cook, combine garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and oregano in small bowl. When potatoes are tender, add garlic-lemon mixture, salt, and pepper; stir carefully (so as not to break potato wedges) to distribute. Cook, uncovered, until seasoning mixture is heated through and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley, stir gently to distribute; serve immediately. Greek-Style Garlic-Lemon Potatoes with Olives and Feta Follow recipe for Greek-Style Garlic-Lemon Potatoes, adding 3 ounces crumbled feta cheese (about 1/3 cup) and 8 Kalamata (or other black, brine-cured) olives, pitted and sliced (about 1/4 cup), along with parsley.