Mr. Greek Potatoes
- 4 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 cup fresh crushed tomatoes
- salt & pepper 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 4 cups chicken stock
In a roasting pan, toss the potatoes with all the ingredients - except the stock. I prefer to set them aside for a little bit to ‘marinade’ them so the flavors get absorbed but if you’re in a hurry, don’t worry about it. They’ll still be delicious.
Add enough stock to the pan so that they are 1/2 covered. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake them for about 40 minutes at 350°F Check that they are tender. If they're still hard, bake for another 20 minutes. If you need more liquid, add more stock but just enough to cover the bottom so they don’t stick to the pan. when they are almost done, increase the oven temperature to about 400°F Remove the foil and bake them uncovered for another 20-30 minutes so they get a nice red-brown color.
Shortcut: Par-boil the potatoes for 10 minutes in plain water with a cube or two of chicken base. After they drain and cool down a bit, toss them with the ingredients and then bake, uncovered, using just enough stock to cover the bottom of the pan. This way, it only takes about 30 minutes to finish the dish.