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Spicy Lebanese Potatoes

    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.

    What would you serve these potatoes with?

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    Spicy Lebanese Potatoes Recipe

    Spicy Lebanese Roasted Potatoes

    4.50 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 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 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

    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • ¼ cup cilantro (minced)
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


    • 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.


    Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 23.5gProtein: 3gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 1.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.7gSodium: 582mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3.2g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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