Garlic Potatoes With Juniper Berries

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A dish for those who love strong flavors--- absolutely wonderful with herbed roast chicken or pork dishes. Posted for Zaar World Tour VI. Excerpt from the book "Flavors of Greece" by Rosemary Barron.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350*F.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a heavy shallow baking dish large enough to hold the potatoes in a single layer.
  3. Sprinkle the juniper berries over the oil and place the dish in an oven for a few minutes to warm.
  4. Trim off the stem ends of the garlic cloves and rub off any feathery outer skin.
  5. Place the potatoes and garlic in the warm dish and roll them in the olive oil to lightly coat.
  6. Bake 10 minutes and roll the potatoes and garlic in the olive oil once more.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 300˚F and bake uncovered for 50 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender.
  8. Roll the potatoes in the olive oil to coat once more and transfer to a warm platter.
  9. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and oregano.
  10. Serve hot or warm, with toast, if desired.
Most Helpful

Used a variety of potatoes: red, Yukon and blue. The only minor quibble I have is we didn't enjoy biting into the juniper berries. Next time I would grind them finer although that would make the presentation less dramatic. Delicious side dish and worthy of a special spot on your Holiday dining table! The roasted garlic was a perfect addition. Thank you! Served with Wienerschnitzel!and Healthier Cole Slaw.

COOKGIRl October 25, 2010

Yummy, yummy! Juniper berries are a fairly new spice for me. I think I might be addicted! Thnx for sharing your recipe, kellychris. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds during ZWT 6.

Darkhunter June 12, 2010

I used peeled red potatoes that I cut up. The directions and the flavor were both perfect! Made for ZWT 6.

threeovens June 12, 2010