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Lemon Potatoes

During the summers, when I was a young girl, were included lots of family barbeques.  My dad loved having a barbeque.  It was my job to gather the dried twigs to help start the fire.  This was before the gas grill was invented.  I still don’t use a gas grill.  There is just something much more enjoyable about a real barbeque. To me, it is not the same to roast marshmallows on a gas grill.  Sure, it takes time to start an “old fashioned" barbeque, but it is worth the time. You get to sit and watch the embers as the fire dwindles and roast some marshmallows with your family. Time is what the Lord gave us; it is how well it is used that makes our memories.  

It was also my job to put together the potato salad. My mom never made potato salad with mayonnaise. It always had olive oil and lemon or just olive oil and the seasonings.  I do think that making salads this way is both healthy and great for dipping the bread in the dressing. This is what this salad reminds me of only this one is heated on the stove to let the potatoes get a bit golden. 

Lemon Potatoes 


8-10 red potatoes
½ cup of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 medium onion - sliced
Juice of 1 lemon – plus the zest
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 slice of lemon
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Olive oil for drizzling

Boil the potatoes until fork tender; drain and quarter.

Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons.  Add the onions, garlic and sauté until the onions are clear.

Add the quartered potatoes and parsley.  In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, zest, seasonings and olive oil.  Add this to the pan and continue to sauté until a little golden color is achieved on the potatoes.

Enjoy with Love,


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  1. Yummy! Potatoes are my favourite side dish, have a good day my dear, blessings...

  2. Oh this looks fabulous Catherine. I love potatoes and I love lemon. I'd like this very much.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ☺

  3. I am pinning this one - it sounds wonderful. sandie

  4. Catherine... These potatoes sound great! Thanks for the recipe... Hope all is well! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. This sounds great. I love all sorts of dressing and am a great lover of potato salad so this fresh new way is something I will definitely try!!

  6. It looks delicious with the parsley and the garlic!!!! Yummy!!!!

  7. I can almost taste the flavours of this fabulous potatoes and lemon looks wonderful Catherine

  8. This salad sounds so..refreshing? I always imagine potato salad is something that is with mayonaise and is really heavy. This is a great recipe for a change.

  9. We do have a gas grill. That said we also have a regular grill (30 years old) and a barbecue pit because sometimes - you're right - that's what you need! These potatoes are perfect! No mayo for me! And come the weekend, we're firing up the grill! (And throwing your potatoes on.)

  10. I have never had a potato salad that didn't have mayo, I bet this is delicious. I will have to give it a try!

  11. these are great and what fun memories ;-)

  12. Que bien me van a venir estas patatas ahora que en Cataluña ya empieza a instalarse el calor!!!
    Gracias CATHERINE, disfruta del dia querida :)))))

  13. We love potatoes in my house, and these sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing some lovely memories from your childhood!
    Wish you a lovely day!

  14. Oh, Catherine, this sounds great! I love potatoes and can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe---I'm so happy you're back!!! Have a good rest of the week, my friend!

  15. I never made lemon potatoes, this is a great idea, thank you!

  16. Hi Catherine, great combination. Look delicious. God Blessed.


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