Garlicky-Lemon-Shallot Potatoes



Just when you think you've exhausted every possibility of flavors, something inspires you (maybe hunger) to experiment with  another combination of ingredients.

I must have been hungry the other day when I looked in my fruit-veggie bowl and saw potatoes and lemons. Hmmmm. Why not right?

Further digging through a basket unearthed a shallot and some garlic and....ta-da....Garlicky-Lemon-Shallot Potatoes were born.  Wow, they are so good. I never think of potatoes as having a bright flavor but when you add lemon zest and squeeze some lemon over them, the flavors really perk up.

I've made them three times since then and they seem to go well with everything; chicken, steak and burgers. They are even good cold, right of the fridge.  Don't ask me how I know that.

These potatoes are a great alternative to a high-caloric potato salad...they taste summery. Go figure.

Let's make them together...


Here's what you will need: Red new potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, shallot, coarse salt, freshly ground pepper and parsley for garnish.


Steam 3 pounds small red new potatoes in a covered pot until potatoes are cooked through and easily pierced with a fork; about 20-25 minutes.


While the potatoes are steaming, sauté shallot and crushed garlic in 1 Tablespoon oil until soft and edges are slightly brown.


When potatoes are done cooking, softly press a fork against the skin of the potato, smashing it slightly.


Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and toss with shallot-garlic mixture, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, the zest of two lemons, the juice of one lemon, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. 


Transfer potatoes to a serving platter, garnish with some parsley and let everyone go at them. They will disappear.


Yum.

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Garlicky-Lemon-Shallot Potatoes

Recipe from: | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds small, red new potatoes
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 5 or 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • zest of two lemons
  • juice of one lemon
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • Steam potatoes in a covered pot until potatoes are cooked through and easily pierced with a fork; about 20-25 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are steaming, sauté shallot and crushed garlic in 1 Tablespoon oil until soft and edges are slightly brown. When potatoes are done cooking, lightly press a fork against the skin of the potato, smashing it slightly.
  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and toss with shallot-garlic mixture, remaining extra-virgin olive oil, the zest of two lemons, the juice of one lemon, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving platter, garnish with some parsley.

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76 Comments

  1. They sound delicious and on my menu for this evening!

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  2. deeba 2

    Ho Ho Ho Cathy. Can’t go wrong with such delicious potatoes. I’ve done a somewhat similar oven roasted version some time back, but these are looking yummier!

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  3. cncplyr 3

    Great looking food as usual!
    But I have to ask, why did you change your rss feed previews?

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  4. Donna 4

    Oh, these sound divine. Yes, lemon and potatoes, why was that not done before, it is probably brilliant together. I will be trying this one, always looking for new ways with the spud. I have got to get a recipe into your ho down this month..

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  5. These look terrific, Potato Ho! 😉 (That little character and its name always make me laugh.) I love it when one comes up with a new fab recipe using ingredients on hand. Can’t wait to try these!

    Thanks, Cathy,
    Shirley

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  6. Julia 6

    Love it! But I’m biased to lemons — i put juice or zest on just about everything!

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  7. I feel the need to correct Homer Simpson. It’s not MMMMMMMMM Doughnuts. It’s MMMMMMMMM Lemon-taters (said with a Carl Childers accent, of course). Those look scrumptious!

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  8. Debi 8

    I make something like this only I sneak in a little asparagus. The olive oil lemon route is so much better (and healthier) for you than mayo.

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  9. Though this sounds delicious, I won’t be able to make it here at home. My husband wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pool. I once made citrus pasta and ate the whole thing myself because he nor the kids would touch it.
    Please invite me to your home the next time you make and Ill be there. I’ll even bring my own fork.
    Hows the POD thing working out?

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  10. Mmmmm, potatoes. Need I say more?

    I never would have thought that a citrus/potato combination would work, but this sounds wonderful…and the garlic and shallots too? I think I just died and went to potato heaven!

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  11. Debbie 11

    If those potatoes don’t look great then I don’t know what does!!! THAT recipe is a keeper!

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  12. Skylla 12

    Yes, why indeed.

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  13. Jenn 13

    Just say no to partial feeds!

    I have to say, these look great. But had I not been clicking over to see what the deal was with the new partial feed, the line and a half in the feed reader wouldn’t have been enough to entice me to come see these potatoes.

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  14. Doesn’t really get much better than this, does it?

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  15. These would be great to serve at a summer barbeque. I can’t wait to try them!

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  16. Barbie with a T 16

    What potato ho would not have these ingredients on hand? Great idea you had there. Something so easy and simply delicious. Thanks for that idea. In addition, I am using my new zester! I always used the grater, but now I have a real lemon zester and it works so great. You are sheer genius to combine these ingredients!

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  17. I swear my mouth is watering!

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  18. I simply adore every ingredient these are made with. YUM!

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  19. Who would have thought these went together! Bravo! And they’re beautiful too!
    You know you’re a sauce winner, right?

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  20. I have been seeing potatoes with lemon popping up here and there on the blogs. Why not? Potatoes could use some new dressings. These also look really pretty.

    (I won’t ask about the cold out of the refrigerator thing, but I think I might know the answer. ;-)).

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  21. imom 21

    I recently discovered a lemon rice recipe that I’m in love with. This potato recipe would be a good alternative to that!

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  22. Mary 22

    The Greeks have a recipe similar to, but not as good as, this one.

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  23. Marjie 23

    I’m roasting chickens tonight, and was looking for something to serve with them. This looks like just the ticket. Thanks!

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  24. Sophia 24

    holy cow, this looks good! I love the gorgeous colors, and I can just imagine that burst of lemony taste in each bite! perfect for spring, too!

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  25. dawn 25

    I absolutely love this recipe. I can see how this all comes together so well! I am going to make it tonight with roasted chicken!

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  26. Gorgeous potatoes – excellent with lemon and garlic!

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  27. Trisha 27

    You’re killing me with these wonderful potato recipes. Maybe I will have time to actually try them once my classes are over!

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  28. Noble Pig Fan 28

    Kathy – is that the fluffy type of salt you have?? I have been looking for the fluffy kind everywhere and can’t find it. I have bought all types of course salt only to be disappointed. I had it in a restaurant and loved it and never dreamed it would be so hard to find. Do you know what I am talking about and where to get it??

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  29. Sounds like a great flavor combo!

    PS–I made the cauliflower pizza AGAIN last night! I’m obsessed…

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  30. dawn 30

    I could eat this for breakfast, easily!

    (glad you are putting your names on photos)

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  31. Noble Pig 31

    Williams-Sonoma has a great selection.

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  32. Bob 32

    Oh man, I bet those are awesome! I’m totally stealing this recipe.

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  33. Who’da thunk lemon on potaters? Looks good!

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  34. Katrina 34

    What a great looking dish. So light and refreshing, too good to be potatoes!

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  35. elra 35

    Look really delicious Cathy!
    I love how you always able to find a fun word to the dish. Like this ” Lemon-tatoes”
    Cheers,
    elra

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  36. Pam 36

    I am loving this recipe. I can never eat too many potatoes and I am always on the lookout for new recipe. YUM.

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  37. Lori E 37

    I have never met a potato I didn’t like so I will now have to try these.

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  38. LilSis 38

    I never would have thought of this combo! They look awesome. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  39. Ok. That’s it. Will you be a featured creative woman on my blog?

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  40. Louise 40

    What a lovely combination!

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  41. Now that is a great combination right there. I love lemon zest!

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  42. Alisa 42

    My mouth is watering again.
    The Girl is going to LOVE this one! As will The Dad and I.

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  43. Add a bit of oregano, and these would be a lovely side dish to a Greek meal.

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  44. Paula 44

    Oh sweet Heaven, I’ll take some of these. This is such a great dish. I’m making this for when my dad visits later this month. He’ll love it! YUM!

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  45. What a fresh interesting combination!! I’ll have to give them a try!

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  46. KAYOLA 46

    If I’ve told you once….etc.etc..etc…please move in next door to me….I would gladly just take your left overs…you’re amazing!

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  47. Such vibrant colours! Looks and sounds amazing. I should try adding lemons to my potatoes next time!

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  48. Melissa 48

    What a lovely idea. I never think about pairing the flavor of lemon with something like reds. Nice going.

    Also enjoying your photo layout thing, with website imprint and everything. Looks great!

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  49. Helene 49

    They look addictive. I would eat them with tzatziki. Thanks!

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  50. annie 50

    I love the look of these potatoes…
    Some of my favorite recipes come from what’s left in the fridge, so I can totally see this one becoming one of my favorites too!

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  51. pam 51

    I make sort of a Greek version of this, it’s really good with some fresh oregano, too.

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  52. Melynda 52

    Yum, love lemon. This I will have to try, thanks.

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  53. Nice pics! I like the idea of lemon with the potatoes!

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  54. Linda 54

    It makes my day when I hit your site and I have all the ingredients on hand to make something fabulous!

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  55. Jude 55

    Yup, hunger is definitely a source of daily inspiration for me. I’d probably just boil the potatoes with that kind of salt as a dip. :)

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  56. Jule 56

    I just got a new zester thingy at Ikea, so I think it’s fate that I should make these.

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  57. Julie 57

    I’m tired and I can’t spell my own name 😛

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  58. Liz C. 58

    Mmmmmrrrrrooww! I’m such a slut for potatoes, especially red. I’ll try to send you my recipe for the month before we leave. I tmay or may not have something to do with leftover mashed potatoes.

    😉

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  59. These are super creative! I bet they keep the potatoes from turning colors too! :)

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  60. I would have never thought to put lemon with potatoes either. But I have to admit your pictures make me want to try this. It looks delicious. And I can eat potatoes prepared just about any way.

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  61. grace 61

    lemon does a world of good for so many foods, why shouldn’t it benefit potatoes too? great idea–i especially like the contrast of the green and bright yellow. :)

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  62. Ta da, indeed, I’ll be having some of that pronto!

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  63. Lemon potatoes. Yum. I love lemon anything, especially with little red roasted potatoes. I’m getting ready to feature about 10 different lemon pictures that I think are great on my blog linking back to the originator. I would like this to be one of the dishes. I also just put you on my home page as a favorite foodie blogger.

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  64. Juliana 64

    Wow, these potatoes look just great! The pictures are amazing…thank you!

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  65. This looks wonderful. My husband’s Lemon Craving is back; I’ll have to spring these on him sometime soon!

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  66. Donalyn 66

    Oh my – I can taste them now!

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  67. Cathy 67

    Mmm sounds great! Kinda like a greek-y potato. Your onion looks like the plant from Little Shop of Horrors, watch out, ok?? I don’t want you to get eaten or anything!

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  68. Laura 68

    Wowzers but that is gorgeous. We eat so many one pot meals–that’s why I rarely have potato-centric dishes for your event. But I want to eat all of the submissions you get–that must be the other reason I don’t submit. I am lacking in potato self control. Tigers and Strawberries had a post a while back about leftover roasted potatoes and all I could think was who has leftover roasted potatoes?….

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  69. Lisa 69

    I made these potatoes tonight and they were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Very similar to Greek Lemon Potatoes but much, much easier to make! Loved them! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!!

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  70. Tami 70

    I made a lemon potato dish a few months ago and my kids hated it. This looks devine, so I may just make it for myself-for dinner-with a nice white wine. Summer goodness. Yay spuds!

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  71. Conny 71

    I have tried a recipe very similar to this with blue potatoes. It is amazing, when you add the lemon juice, the blue potatoes become this beautiful fushia color. Also, delish, of course. Try it!

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  72. Lemon and potatoes? Heaven on a plate!

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  73. I’m finally going through all the dishes in the ho down. Your lemon potatoes look incredible! This would be a great at any temperature. I have to try this.

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  74. The information on this page has been very helpful to my studies, thanks so much, ur a superstar blogger!

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  75. looks so tasty,will have to give it a go!!

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  76. can’t wait to try this out,simple yet rewarding!!

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