YiaYia's Greek Roast Potato Recipe - A tribute to my grandmother & her Baked Potatoes





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Published on Sep 27, 2013

Last year when my YiaYia, Lela Samios (my Greek grandmother) died, since I couldn't attend her funeral or wake in Australia, I made a video of her famous roast potato recipe which has an Asian twist - it's famous in the family and I created the video so our family could remember her - but one year on I thought I might share it with the world. It's best played with one of our traditional christmas songs, Harry Belafonte - "Banana Boat Song (Day O)", but obviously I couldn't use that on youtube because of copyright.

In short, this Greek lemon roast potato recipe requires the following ingredients:
-Baking Potatoes (many many many potatoes)
-Lemons (fresh lemon juice is better than the pre-squeezed stuff)
-Garlic (quite a bit)
-Oregano (dried)
-Soy Sauce (medium or dark)
-Olive Oil (extra virgin is better)

Then follow these instructions - make sure you complete every step :-)
0. Preheat the over to 180 Celsius (350 f)
1. Peel the potatoes
2. Squeeze the lemons
3. Finely chop the garlic
4. Add the garlic to the lemon juice
5. Add equal parts soy sauce to the lemon juice an garlic
6. Add a nice large tablespoon of Oregano to the marinade
7. Oil the pan with extra virgin olive oil
8. Roll the potatoes around in the oil
9. pour 2/3rds of the marinate over the potatoes
10. Whack it in the over
11. Every 15 minutes take the potatoes out and flip them, do this 3-4 times and add the remaining marinate on the first or second flip.
12. Enjoy!
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