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cilantro potatoes with garlic and lemon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Din
Houston, TX

This is a Lebanese dish called coriander potatoes. They are a tasty side for grilled or roasted meats. I had these first in a Middle Eastern restaurant, and loved them so much I had to learn how to make them myself!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cilantro potatoes with garlic and lemon

  • 2 lb
    potatoes, cubed in 3/4" pieces
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, grated on a microplane or minced finely
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh. may substitute 1 tsp lemon pepper.
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3-4 c
    cooking oil (traditionally olive oil is used)

How To Make cilantro potatoes with garlic and lemon

  • 1
    Peel and cube potatoes.
  • 2
    Grate garlic with a microplane into a small bowl. Rinse Cilantro and dry. Chop and put with the garlic. Squeeze lemon juice into the same bowl. Set aside. I didn't have any lemons, so I used lemon pepper pictured here.
  • 3
    Heat oil in a frypan over high heat to 350. Add potatoes and fry, stirring periodically until golden brown, 5-7 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon to a large paper towel lined mixing bowl, briefly to drain oil. Pull paper towel out from under potatoes.
  • 5
    Add Cilantro, garlic and lemon to hot potatoes, Stirring to distribute. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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