Emily Deschanel Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Posted in Dining Like a Star | Home Made Cooking

Every time we go to a Greek restaurant I enjoy their vegetables; especially the potatoes. They are lighter and so full of flavor; apparently they make it with lemon and that gives the potatoes such an amazing taste. So I decided I need to try and make the lemon roasted potatoes myself. I came up with a recipe and the potatoes turned out so good! But you know what the best part is? The next day, if you have leftovers, you can either heat it up and then it tastes even better or, better yet, heat it up, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and put back in the oven for another 3 minutes. I promise you – you will ask for more. You can also make the same recipe and leave the skin on the potatoes; in fact, you may be interested to know that there is a celebrity that likes this exact dish. If you ever watched the series “Bones” (IMDB info about “Bones”) , the beautiful lead actress – Emily Descanel (Here’s some info about Emily) apparently loves this dish, it is her favorite 🙂 anyway, “Bones” is definitely a show you need to watch, it is awesome! And these potatoes are definitely a dish you have to try, they are even more awesome 🙂

Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Great and refreshingly tasty greek style potatoes. The flavor of great potatoes with the lightness of the the lemon. Perfect.
  • 7 Potatoes – Peeled or Unpeeled
  • Lemon Juice – From ½ lemon
  • Lemon Zest from ½ Lemon (finely grated peel)
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro - Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C)
  2. Cut potatoes into medium- large cubes
  3. In a bowl, mix all the other ingredients until fully combined
  4. Pour the lemon dressing on the potatoes and mix well together until potatoes are coated
  5. Put in a deep baking pan lined with parchment paper and cover with foil
  6. Place in preheated oven for 50 minutes
  7. After 50 minutes, remove foil cover and let cook for additional 10 minutes

  1. All of your recipes are AWESOME!!!
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  2. What is a “Lemon Card?”

    • Maya Moscovich - January 27, 2015

      That’s lemon zest, thanks for noticing, you rock! 🙂
      Let me know how it turned out!