Traditional Greek Recipes: The Perfect Roast Potato


What’s a Greek Christmas without roast potatoes? Crunchy, salty roast potatoes are the perfect addition to any food celebration.

Our recipe for the perfect roast potato is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser this Christmas!


  • 1kg potatoes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel potatoes and chop into chunky square pieces.
  3. Place potatoes in a pot and fill with cold water. Place over the stove and bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 8-9 minutes or until softened at the edges.
  4. Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil over a baking dish and place in over for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the potatoes in a colander and shake well to roughen up the edges. The fluffier, the better!
  6. Transfer potatoes to the baking dish and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  7. Roast in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown!
  8. Remove from over, drizzle with some more salt and enjoy!




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