I've had a request from a friend. Inundated with lemons because 'tis the season, she would love some lemon recipes. A few lemon-inspired thoughts have been running through my mind. Main dishes, desserts, side dishes - oh, where to start? In the next little while, you will see lemon scattered throughout some of the recipes I make.
To begin, I give you Lemon Potatoes. Easy to put together and place in the oven, in a short time you have a delicious side dish and a wonderful aroma in your home. It will only utilize one of your lemons, but it is a start. Enjoy! (And forgive the shadow in the picture - I'm learning.)
2 pounds red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup water
1 large lemon, zested and juiced
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, or any other herb you like
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper, or freshly ground black if you don't have white
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with olive oil spray.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, water, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Bake potatoes for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until edges begin to turn golden and potatoes are soft. Makes 4 hearty servings.