Crispy Greek Oven Roasted Potatoes

The most amazing crispy roasted potatoes that are rubbed with a fantastic homemade Greek seasoning blend! Perfect as a side dish for just about any meal!

Regular roasted potatoes are amazing, but the right seasonings can really take them over the top.  Instead of the traditional garlic and herbs, I made my own Greek seasoning blend… which is fabulous on SO many things!

Yukon and red potatoes, seasoned with a fantastic homemade Greek seasoning blend, and roasted to crispy perfection!

Do you have a go-to side dish?  For us, it’s always been potatoes.  We love them in just about every form!  Potato wedges, mashed potatoes… you name it.  Up until recently I’d never been able to get the perfect roasted potatoes down though.

They were always well seasoned and tasty, but never with that beautiful crispiness.  It turns out, I was missing one crucial step!

Crispy oven roasted potatoes on sheet pan with fork

You see, there are essentially 3 main “rules” to follow to ensure amazing crispy potatoes.

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY ROAST POTATOES IN THE OVEN

  • Use a large or extra large baking sheet.  The potatoes need to have room in between them, otherwise they’ll sort of steam instead of roasting.
  • Start with a HOT pan.  When you preheat your oven, add your baking sheet so it heats up along with the oven.  When you add the potatoes, they should sizzle!
  • Soak your potatoes first.  This gets rid of a lot of the starch, which is what keeps non-soaked potatoes from getting ridiculously crispy.  After you soak them, give them a rinse with clean cold water.  This is the step I was missing!!  Make sure you dry the potatoes afterwards.  Wet potatoes won’t crisp up!

I learned about the soaking step from Rachel of the site RachelCooks.com.  She has some fabulous recipes, so stop on over and check them out!

HOW LONG DO YOU ROAST POTATOES AT 400 DEGREES

About 40 minutes, stirring or turning the potatoes over after 25 minutes.  I know it’s tedious, but I like to turn use tongs to turn each potato over… that way I can ensure each and every potato is crisped on both sides!

WHAT ABOUT ROASTED POTATOES IN A CAST IRON SKILLET

You can absolutely roast these potatoes in a trusty cast iron skillet!  Just preheat the skillet on the stovetop or in the oven as it comes up to temperature, and follow the recipe as written.

Forkful of crispy oven roasted potatoes

My favorite part about these oven roasted potatoes is the crispiness… BUT, a very close second is the homemade Greek seasoning blend!  Not only is it amazing on these potatoes, but you can also use it on chicken, pork, beef, eggs, or mix it with some lemon juice/vinegar and olive oil to make a fabulous vinaigrette!

The next time you’re looking for an amazing side dish that will be a family favorite, give these Greek roasted potatoes a try!!


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Crispy Greek Oven Roasted Potatoes

The most amazing crispy roasted potatoes that are rubbed with a fantastic homemade Greek seasoning blend!
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
soaking time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 164

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs baby Yukon gold potatoes (or baby red potatoes, or a mix of the two)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

Instructions

  • Slice baby potatoes in half (quartering any unusually large ones), then place into a bowl of cold water.  Let potatoes soak about 30 minutes, changing the water if it becomes really cloudy.
  • Place extra large baking sheet in oven on the middle rack.  Preheat oven to 400 F degrees with baking sheet inside.  
  • Rinse potatoes with clean cold water, then place into a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry thoroughly.  Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl once dry.
  • Add oil and toss to coat.  Add all seasonings and use your hands to rub the mixture into all the potatoes.  
  • Remove baking sheet from oven (careful, it will be HOT!!), and drizzle it lightly with a tiny bit of oil.  Add potatoes to hot baking sheet and spread carefully into an even layer.
  • Bake 25 minutes, then flip each potato over or stir with a spatula.  Bake another 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe can be made without soaking the potatoes first, but they will be less crispy.
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Yukon and red potatoes, seasoned with a fantastic homemade Greek seasoning blend, and roasted to crispy perfection!  They're the ultimate side dish! | #roasted #potatoes #roastedpotatoes #Greek #sidedish

Yukon and red potatoes, seasoned with a fantastic homemade Greek seasoning blend, and roasted to crispy perfection!  They're the ultimate side dish! | #roasted #potatoes #roastedpotatoes #Greek #sidedish

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21 comments on “Crispy Greek Oven Roasted Potatoes”

  1. Delicious! I made a Tortilla with the left over potatoes which was equally delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I’m trying this now but mixing everything in a ziplock bag instead. Wish me luck.

  3. The Greek restaurant has these and I always wanted to make them at home…. these are a dead ringer!
    I’m a happy girl… to make them more addictive, I make a tzatziki sauce to dip them in… oh, mama!

  4. These the new family favorite potatoes!

  5. Thank you! It was very tasty and really crispy!

  6. If you choose to call your recipe Crispy Greek Roasted Potatoes, why not use Greek oregano?  

  7. Easy to make and they taste terrific. Great potato dish, we keep making it and everyone likes it. We have used Dijon in the seasoning before for a little tangier taste. Try it, you won’t be disappointed

  8. Followed instructions to the letter. Really good. We all liked the greek seasoning blend. Never would have thought to soak the potatoes for 30 min. This is a definite keeper for me

  9. Outstanding and I was missing the dried onion flakes and used russik potato cut into wedges and it still turned out perfect! I am a full time cook to my family and consider my self to be quite versed but had yet to find a perfect crisp potato, Thank you

  10. I made these potatoes for Thanksgiving yesterday and they were amazing! I doubled the spices as I used about 5 lbs of med red potatoes which I cut up. Followed the recipe exactly but kept in the oven an extra 30 min.(I had more potatoes) I served with bacon and parmigiana but I added nothing to mine because they were healthy and perfect as is! My new favorite potato recipe! Thanks!

  11. Your potatoes look amazing but is there anyway to incorporate lemon in the recipe? Or will it make the potatoes soggy. I love the lemony taste of Greek potatoes.

  12. These potatoes look perfect to me!

  13. Roasted potatoes are my favorite! These sure look perfectly crispy!

  14. These potatoes look so amazing!

  15. So delicious! I am loving the greek seasoning on these! 

  16. Such a great tip to ensure you’re getting the yummy crispness! They look fantastic!