Golden Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe

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This recipe was inspired by a tiny Greek restaurant we used to go to during grad school. To make the potatoes extra delicious, use a high-quality olive oil and a nice kosher or sea salt. —Karol Chandler-Ezell, Nacogdoches, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/4 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 12-15 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes and water in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add chives, Greek seasoning, lemon peel, garlic, pepper and salt to onion mixture; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Drain potatoes; add onion mixture. Flatten potatoes with a fork, tossing them to coat with onion mixture. Add lemon juice and parsley; toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Golden Greek Lemon Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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