Recipe for Greek Style “Cracked” New Potatoes

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This aromatic potato dish is the perfect complement to any meal. It tastes especially good with meat dishes and also meze.

Greek Style Cracked New Potatoes (Patates Antinaktes) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds extremely small new potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lightly crushed coriander seeds
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

How to Make Greek Style New Potatoes:

Tap each potato gently with a meat tenderizer or rubber mallet. Be sure that you have a light touch and that you only make a small crack and that the potato doesn’t split apart.

Pour the olive oil into a deep skillet and heat over medium-high heat for about a minute. Lower the heat to medium. Add the potatoes and cook them for fifteen minutes over medium heat.

Stir in the vinegar, coriander seeds, salt, and pepper and set the heat to low. Cook the potatoes for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Stir in the parsley, capers, and lemon zest and cook for another 2 mintues.

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