The best Greek potatoes

These Greek potatoes truly deserve to have the words 'the best' in their title. They're tasty, creamy, and crispy all at the same time, and go with anything. You might find yourself eating the whole pan to yourself. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 390 kcal
Author Helen


  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and chopped into chunky wedges (I used 5 medium potatoes)
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice of (medium to large)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • parsley for sprinkling at the end (completely optional)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Grease a large baking dish or tray with olive oil and preheat the oven to 400F / 200C.
  2. Pour the potato wedges into the dish/tray in an even layer.
  3. Combine the garlic, stock, olive oil, lemon, oregano and salt and pepper. Stir well, then pour over the potatoes.
  4. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Then stir well, turning all the potatoes and spooning over the liquid. Bake again for another 45 minutes or until the potatoes are well browned.
  5. Scatter with parsley (if using) and serve with some of the delicious juices. Don’t forget the burnt crispy bits on the bottom of the pan. Mmmm!

Recipe Notes

These potatoes go with almost anything as a delicious side. Serve with Greek meatballs (or regular meatballs), roast meat, fish, or a vegetarian option like baked eggplant.

chicken/vegeetable broth (US) = chicken/vegetable stock (UK)

Nutrition Facts
The best Greek potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 713mg30%
Potassium 1031mg29%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 43.6mg53%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 8.3mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.