Patates Psiti (Greek Roasted Potatoes)

A perfect side dish. No one would guess just how easy these roasted potatoes are to prepare.


  • 3–4 pounds potatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
  • Juice of 3–4 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oregano


  1. Peel and slice the potatoes into chunks or wedges.
  2. Put potatoes into a large, greased casserole pan.
  3. Add the water, olive oil, garlic (if using), lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano.
  4. Toss to completely coat. Cover pan and bake at 350° for 45–60 minutes.
  5. Uncover pan and continue baking for additional 20 minutes until potatoes are completely tender and slightly browned.
  6. Baste 2–3 times while baking.
  7. If needed, add water to the pan until the potatoes are tender.