Step 1: What you'll need:
- 3-4 large potatoes (start with 3 and add one more if they don't fill your baking dish)
- a glass baking dish (mine is 13 x 9)
- salt and pepper
- dried oregano
- one lemon
- 1/3 cup olive oil (good quality!)
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic
- cutting board, knife and peeler
- measuring cup
- a 400 F oven
- about 1 1/2 hours, total
Step 2: Prep potatoes and preheat your oven!
Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks, 1 1/2 inches at least.
I don't worry about getting all the skin off because this is not a beauty contest. :D
Place them in your baking dish to see if you've got the right amount - if you need a little more, cut up the fourth potato.
Step 3: Garlic and seasonings!
Then, add a couple of pinches of salt, enough pepper to suit your tastes, and about a teaspoon of dried oregano.
Step 4: Juice your lemon!
If you have a glass juicer, I'd use that so you avoid seeds. :)
You need at least 1/4 cup lemon juice - a little more is even better!
Step 5: Add oil, lemon juice and water.
Step 6: Roasting!
Once the 30 minutes is up, pull them out and stir them. You should see some browned tips! Hooray! Check the liquid level in the pan at this point, if it's less than half of what it was, add 1/4 cup more water. If they dry out completely you can end up with burnt garlic, which is noooooooo good.
Put them back in for 30 minutes.
At the end of this, they should be crisping nicely. If you'd like them a little more brown, or if there's still a little liquid left in the pan, put them in for ten more minutes.
The first three photos are how they look after the first thirty minutes, the last three are how they'll look when they're done!