Baked Spicy Potatoes Recipe

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 golden potatoes are tossed with chopped cilantro and crushed garlic with freshly squeezed Baked Spicy Potatoes Recipe

In this classic Lebanese “mezze” (appetizer), golden potatoes are tossed with chopped cilantro and crushed garlic with freshly squeezed lemon juice as a finishing touch.

50mins | Serves 2 | Easy


3 Potatoes
2 tb. Vegetable Oil
.25 cup Cilantro
1 tb. Crushed Garlic
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Salt
.25 tsp. Black Pepper


Batata harra which translates to “Spicy Potatoes” is a very popular Lebanese “mezze” (appetizer.) Golden potatoes are tossed with chopped cilantro and crushed garlic with freshly squeezed lemon juice as a finishing touch. Like Mujaddara and Tomato bulgur pilaf, this dish is considered a “poor-man’s food.” The ingredients are very basic and cheap to buy as a result, it became a popular dish in the villages of Lebanon. More often than not, the potato cubes are deep fried but, I opted to bake them. I am not a fan of deep frying mostly for convenience reasons. Aside from it being just so much easier to bake, the cleanup is also much faster than deep frying. Baking is also healthier, so that’s always a plus!

Many potatoes tend to get a bit soggy and unattractive after baking or even frying, so make sure to use russet potatoes as they will hold their shape better. These potatoes make the perfect side dish to grilled meats or fried fish.

 Nutritional Info

381 Calories
14.3g Fat
2.2g Sat. Fat
6.5g Protein
57.4g Carbs
2.6g Sugar
69.7mg Sodium
7.1g Fiber

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