1 kg large potatoes (scrubbed, cubed)
2 garlic heads (separated into cloves; unpeeled)
1 sprig fresh Rosemary or oregano or thyme (divided into several parts)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt + pepper
Extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle)
Dice potato on its skin as evenly in size as possible. In a large bowl, add diced potato, garlic cloves, lemon juice, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well to incorporate and blend. In a wide baking tray or dish; drizzle some oil on base. Arrange potato mixture; in one layer, over oil. Drizzle some more oil on top. Bake in a preheated oven; uncovered, at 200 degrees celsius, for approximately one hour, when potato is roasted and golden in colour. Serve hot as a side dish to a meat or a chicken platter, or for lunch with a hot soup.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 4 August, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.