Patates Sto Fourno – Greek Baked Potato Dish
Patates sto Fourno is a classic Greek baked potato dish. It’s a crowd pleaser and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s loaded with flavors you won’t find in your average potato side dish: cheese, oregano, and lemon zest. Plus, it’s an easy way to use pantry ingredients and get a restaurant-worthy dish on the table in no time.
Potato dishes are a staple in Greek cooking, and Patates sto Fourno is no exception. This traditional potato dish is an ideal recipe for busy weeknights or busy days when you want to enjoy a hearty meal at home. Here’s the recipe so you can make it yourself.
Patates Sto Fourno Recipe
• 4 Russet potatoes
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons diced onion
• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• Zest of 1 lemon
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Scrub the potatoes and dry them. Prick them with a fork 4 or 5 times.
3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour, or until they are cooked through and lightly golden.
4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and parsley and cook ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and lightly golden.
5. When the potatoes are cooked through, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Cut them in half and scoop the flesh into a bowl, discarding the skins.
6. Add the onion and garlic mixture and the feta cheese, oregano, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
7. Transfer the potato mixture to an oven-safe dish and bake at 400°F for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Serve hot with a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Enjoy!