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Tasty roast potatoes with a twist recipe

This tasty roasted potato recipe uses roasted lemon and garlic for extra flavour and is great side to any roast dinner that the family will love. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • Potatoes (as many as needed)
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Stick of thyme
  • Some whole garlic cloves


Cut the potato into slices (skins on) and steam them until their slightly soft.

Then transfer to baking dish, sprinkle on some olive oil, bruise and de-leaf a stick of thyme.

Then cut a lemon in half (try using Meyer lemons, they have a thick-ish bright yellow skin) peel off the skin with a potato peeler. Add to potatoes, and then squeeze the juice out that lemon. Pop in some whole garlic cloves then give the whole concoction stir to good combine.

Put in the oven for about 1/2 hour. It all goes a bit crispy and the lemon zest infuses everything - yum!


  • This is a zesty new take on classic roast potatoes that adds a boost of flavour. A great spin on the potatoes to go with the roast.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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