Spicy Lebanese Potatoes

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Spicy Lebanese potatoes, traditionally known as “batata harra” are roasted until crispy then tossed in a fragrant sauce made with garlic, cilantro, cayenne and lemon. The most versatile side dish recipe! 

Spicy Lebanese Potatoes

Whenever I find myself stuck in a side dish rut, I look to my heritage for flavor inspiration. These Spicy Lebanese Potatoes, better know as “batata harra” are not only full of lemony garlic flavor but they couldn’t be easier to make! 

Liz Preparing Potatoes

We happened to have a bag of Blushing Belle Little Potato Company creamers on hand but any variety will work. To start, simply halve them then roast with olive oil and salt until crispy.

Pouring Sauce over the Potatoes

When the potatoes come out of the oven, you toss them in the spicy Lebanese sauce made with cilantro, garlic, cayenne and lemon. YUM right??

Spicy Lebanese Roasted Potatoes Recipe

We love eating these potatoes with shish tawook chicken, beef shawarma or Greek lamb chops but it would be delicious with anything from salmon to pork tenderloin to meatloaf.

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Spicy Lebanese Potatoes Recipe

Spicy Lebanese Roasted Potatoes

4.67 stars average
Spicy Lebanese potatoes, traditionally known as “batata harra” are roasted until crispy then tossed in a fragrant sauce made with garlic, cilantro, lemon.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes


  • 24 Blushing Belle or other Little Potato Company variety of creamers (halved)
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Spicy Lebanese Sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. 
  • Spread on baking sheet in a single layer and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until crispy, about 20 minutes.
  • About 5 minutes before the potatoes are done roasting, prepare the Spicy Lebanese Sauce. Begin the sauce by heating olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the garlic and heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the cayenne, cilantro and lemon juice and cook for another 30 seconds; remove from heat and pour sauce over the roasted potatoes. Serve warm.

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Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 23.5gProtein: 3gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 1.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.7gSodium: 582mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3.2g
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5 responses to “Spicy Lebanese Potatoes”

  1. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    What a delicious side dish! YUM!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you!! So Good!

  2. Matt Avatar

    This is the kind of side dish that would disappear in seconds in my home.

  3. naomi Avatar

    This has all my favorite spices and flavors!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They’re so flavorful!!