This flavorful dish, next to chicken or lamb, has a tendency to steal the show. Make extra for when the guests say, “More, please.” Why a combination of dried and fresh oregano? Dried is intense in flavor and can hold up in the heat of the oven. Adding fresh adds a bright minty flavor at the finish.
- 3 pounds potatoes
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup rich chicken or meat stock
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Arrange the mixture in a single layer in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Roast for 15 minutes. Add the stock, toss and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and roast for an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and tender. Sprinkle with fresh oregano and serve immediately.
Note: This recipe accommodates a number of different potato varieties but Idaho, Russet or Yukon Gold are good choices.
Makes 6 servings.