Thursday, February 16, 2006

Greek Potatoes

I'm not really a sweets* person. I'm not crazy about cake or cookies or pie. But dangle something salty or carb-y in front of me, and you've got yourself a deal. These potatoes are the quintessential comfort food. They are baked to perfection, and the lemon mixture thickens up to a lovely coating for the potatoes. Of course the aroma while these are cooking is amazing.

Greek Potatoes

Greek Potatoes
This recipe is courtesy of Moosewood Cookbooks

6 medium-size potatoes, cut into large cubes (about 3lb)
1/2 c fresh lemon juice
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 c hot water

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine potatoes - garlic in a baking dish, lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Pour hot water over and place into an oven. Bake an hour and a half, stirring every 20 minutes to prevent sticking. Add water if necessary. During the last 30 minutes of baking, allow water to evaporate. If desired, place under a broiler when finished baking to crisp up the potatoes. Serve and enjoy.

*Unless it's dark chocolate. If so, all bets are off.

1 comment:

Special Sauce said...

CLB, I really do want to marry you. So when Lina finally leaves- call me. Ok? Thanks :)

Oh. And the potatoes look smashing too...