Crunchy Roasted Potatoes | Akis Petretzikis Kitchen

Hello my good friends around the world! I have a different and very special recipe for you today, the best side dish for Sunday roast… Oven roasted potatoes, like you have never had! Perfectly seasoned, soft on the inside and wonderfully crispy and crunchy on the outside! That’s right! I’m sharing one of my favorite recipe secrets with you! And let’s start! Here, I have five nice potatoes, peeled, and I will chop them into four or six chunks, big pieces like this. Inside the pot. And, secret number one… take the knife and score them in many places so they will become crispier and will absorb all the flavors from the seasoning. And the last one is ready. Now, secret number two… Mr. lemon! If you add lemon here, while you are boiling the potatoes, first you will have the perfect shape on the potatoes and second, you will season with lemon inside the potatoes. So, cut two lemons in half… squeeze them, put the lemons in, season with salt and pepper… and cover with cold water. Put the pot on the heat… and when the water starts boiling, count ten minutes. After ten minutes, we will carry on with the recipe. My potatoes are ready. Remember to count from the moment that the water is boiling, ten minutes exactly. I need a strainer and I will strain them… immediately! We don’t want to leave them further inside the water because they will absorb moisture and we don’t want that. Take them out and let them rest, 2-3 minutes. While they are still hot, put them in a bowl. Perfect! And, you see? They are still steaming. Now, season with salt and pepper. Olive oil, of course extra virgin. Paprika… two cloves of garlic just squeeze them and inside. Some thyme. And the last ingredient to make them really croquante… it’s semolina! You can use the fine one. My potatoes are almost ready and my oven is preheated to 200 degrees Celsius set to fan. Put a baking pan inside to make it extremely hot. Then, mix and mix. My pan should now be very hot, extremely hot. And you have to be very fast. Take it out… pour the potatoes on the pan, spread them, and inside the oven. Now, cook them for forty minutes, four zero. Every ten minutes, don’t forget to flip them over to become crispy from all sides, and when they are crispy golden and nice, we will serve them. Can you smell my potatoes? No? But you can see them! Look at this! So croquante and so tasty, that you have never seen like this before, in your life, I swear! Look at this… look at this color and this crispiness! These are the most awesome potatoes you have ever tasted! I’m proud of myself… and you should be proud of yourselves when you make these potatoes! Now, I will serve them with some chicken burgers… some thyme. And, trust me, the flavor inside is so lemony outside it’s so crispy. It’s amazing! I will stay here just to watch them for ten seconds. And that’s it, folks! Please subscribe to my channel because it’s the best Greek channel on YouTube! Comments underneath the video, and share this lovely recipe with your friends! Make these lovely potatoes in this Sunday roast, you will love them! Filakia, bye bye! Yia sas!


  1. Making these for my lady tonight! Thanks Akis!

  2. Vc รฉ muito bom
    The best

  3. Nice boost to a common staple. Tyvm Akis

  4. Awesome recipe!!! And great presentation by our best Greek Chef on Youtube!! ;-))

  5. Not Greek olive oil oh my God Akis what are you doing mate We Greeks have to have Greek olive oil

  6. No extra virgin GREEK olive oil???


  7. does it matter what type of potatoes you use? were those russett or yukon gold, or does this technique work regardless

  8. Greetings from Ecuador!! I love your food. U rock dude!!

  9. Master why does my potatoes turn black after I boiled them? ๐Ÿ™

  10. I wish I was beautiful like him–like I wish I could kind of let my body go, but people would still say that I'm hot because I have nice eyes, immaculate hair, and a charming accent.

  11. great Akis! Can I skip the oil altogether?

  12. it looks really delicious, thanks for the recipe.

  13. You can stay there as long as you want.. the view is delicious :))

  14. good stuff!

  15. Akis. You rock!

  16. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ–’โค

  17. Hey Akis, what's the temperature at which you are baking the potatoes?

  18. Nice! the potatoes would have been Lenten if you had not added the olive oil. Why don't you do some specifically Lenten dishes? I'm sure you are a good Orthodox boy.

  19. Sexy Greek God

  20. Happy Birthday Chef Akis ๐Ÿ™‚ may God bless you more success in life! ameen.
    I subscribed you yesterday!! have fun Chef!!

  21. i will cook those tomorrow for the sunday roast for my whole flat! thank you akis! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Where in greece should i go with my husband for our first visit there? We like good food, discover new cultures, long walks, not extra crowded places. Can anyone recomand a certain area?

  23. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
    ๐ŸŒธ Happy Birthday ๐ŸŒธ
    …(To the Special Greece Master)…
    ….๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’™Chef Akis๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŸ…
    I wish u all the happnniess ,success
    &good luck in your life & career๐Ÿ˜‡thank u so much for all the recipes & tips I really learn a lot from u๐ŸŒผ

  24. ฮ†ฮบฮท ฮฑฮฝฯ„ฮฏ ฮณฮนฮฑ ฯƒฮนฮผฮนฮณฮดฮฌฮปฮน ฮดฮตฮฝ ฮณฮฏฮฝฮตฯ„ฮฑฮน ฮฝฮฑ ฮฒฮฌฮปฯ‰ ฮฑฮปฮตฯฯฮน ฮฎ ฮบฮฟฯฮฝ ฯ†ฮปฮฑฮฟฯ…ฯ;;

  25. You are a funny guy! These look very interesting, I gotta make them soon!

  26. Came across your channel! All your dishes look amazing, I am a Chilean married to a Greek and right now its lent. Could you post some vegan recipes please!!!! I made your vegetarian club sandwich and it was sooooo good!

  27. ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Secret no. 2 After scoring the potatoes take them in a different bowl or else u will get confused about which gets scored… I experienced it… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  29. Syou can smell my potatoes? No?! But you can SEE them!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  30. Is there a way to do this on a grill, without a baking sheet?

  31. Camera peeps need to learn to panย  out and show the entire Akis when he is squeezing lemon or kneading dough. Because we need to.. see the ..technique…so we get it right….and……. Fine, we just want to see his upper arms! ๐Ÿ˜‰ <3 <3

  32. This looks so simple to make. Thank you for this idea Akis! I was wondering if you can make a video with details on how to make filo dough from scratch and rolling it out to make spinach and cheese pies? I tried homemade style filo pastry many years ago at a restaurant and found it to be so amazing and different from the frozen type of filo pastry.

  33. Yes, it is the best channel about greek recipes!! I will try it! ฮณฮตฮนฮฑ ฯƒฮฑฯ‚! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  34. You're so JOT.

  35. Akis wouldn't it make life easier to just halve the potatoes and then score the halves on all sides instead of doing it after cutting them up into more pieces? Love the recipe otherwise!

  36. My sister is crazy about you. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  37. Lemon in roast potatoes? Yes, because nothing goes better with roast beef than lemon. Oh please…. I'll sprinkle some Worcestershire sauce on a Greek Moussaka and see how well that goes down.

  38. This was my secret recipe!!!! mine!!!! (without the lemon, and I boil them much more with the garlic, drop some sesame over and some pine seeds in the tray)

  39. yum! Those potatoes look perfect!

  40. Hi Akis..the best potatoes ever!! Loved them๐Ÿ˜Š

  41. nice

  42. oh boy he is soooooo hot!!!!!

  43. you're right this is the best greek channel on yt

  44. you are awesome

  45. Is fine semolina the same as semolina flour?

  46. I will do it now!

  47. the way he pronounce is so cute..
    marvelous cheif

  48. ฯฮต ฯ†ฮฏฮปฮต ฮฑฯ…ฯ„ฮญฯ‚ ฮฟฮน ฯ€ฮฑฯ„ฮฌฯ„ฮตฯ‚ ฯ†ฮฑฮฏฮฝฮฟฮฝฯ„ฮฑฮน ฯƒฮฑฮฝ ฮบฮฟฯ„ฮฟฮผฯ€ฮฟฯ…ฮบฮนฮตฯ‚

  49. DELICIOSAS! CROCANTES! I love your recipes, Sรบper guapo chef!!

  50. What is semolina?

  51. what type of t-shirt he was wearing…??

  52. Thank for nice secret biz my family love potatoes but try to don't fried it

  53. ingredients that u use…nt available in India..

  54. I think Akis does not eat his own food. Look al all those delicious carbs. And he is so slim and beautiful. Greek DNA.

  55. I want to smell your potatoes lolzzzzz

  56. Warm greetings from Ireland! Thank you.

  57. Thank you! I did not know that you have this channel. It was very hard to understand Greek channel.
    I am so happy and now I will enjoy to cook with you even more than before. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Algumas coisas nรฃo entendo porque sei pouco inglรชs, mais se vocรช pudesse colocar em portuguรชs o รบltimo ingrediente que vocรช colocou na batata, eu agradeceria.

  59. I love your recipes,, ย  however I have to disagree with the use of olive oil for frying,extra vergin olive oil starts burning. at only 320 degrees which makes it unsuitable for high temp ย  frying

  60. What is "semolina"?

  61. EXTRA.



  62. This is relevant to my interests, I've never been able to make roast spuds as good as my grandmother did. These look gorgeous, I can't wait to make them, I have a feeling they might be even better.

  63. sunday roast lol…… roast potatoes and chicken burger lol………. are you high??????

  64. This guy is adorable. Iโ€™m loving all these recipes !!!

  65. This guy makes Jamie Oliver look like an amateur. Letโ€™s hope Jamie is watching, he might get some original ideas to copy.

  66. Good morning brother,I like yr cooking very much,my daughter loves yr style of talking.good see yr kitchen utensils….

  67. Usually when I hear ""roasted potatoes"" I think of the soggy, baked red potatoes that my mom made. This, however, looks delicious! I love the crunchy outside/soft inside combo. I'll definitely have to try this out!

  68. So yummy

  69. So yummy

  70. They cause belly ache! Because they are SOOOOO delicious, you just can't stop eating๐Ÿ˜‚ ฮตฯ…ฯ‡ฮฑฯฮนฯƒฯ„ฯŽ for this recipe. I will make them again next week to impress my guest๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Crushing the garlic so manly lol

  72. It is the best Greek channel ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  73. Canโ€™t wait to try it.

  74. I made these potatoes today, ( july 22, 2018) and they were the best roasted potatoes ever!! I didnโ€™t have any semolina, but i used bakingpowder instead. Worked like a charm! Tnx Akis!

  75. Your passion for food is so sincere. I adore it! I'm so glad I found your channel.

  76. Just did it. It's amazing, so simple and sooo tasty!

  77. Can you smell my potatoes ๐Ÿฅ”

  78. Thank you for this recipe. They were good. Doesn't lemon juice actually stop potatoes from cooking?

  79. fantastic Greek's recipe ๐Ÿ˜

  80. 3:15 ENJOY!

  81. Of all your recipes I tried, this one is my favourite! Sooooo yummy!
    Ok, this surface-scratching when you cook for many ( made them when I had guests) takes a lot of time…but it's worth it.
    You are the best, ฮตฯ…ฯ‡ฮฑฯฮนฯƒฯ„ฯŽ!

  82. Just love your enthusiasm & infectious attitude Akis! Plus canโ€™t beat a man who can handle his potatoes!

  83. I bet there are many girls here that would love to smell your potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. you rock!!!

  85. So yummy

  86. First of all, those really do look good. Such neat little tricks. And Akis is a a cool and fun guy….very entertaining, knows what he's talking about , keeps it moving and yeah, sexy.

  87. We're making a huge amount of this today ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you very much, love from Syria.

  88. setttofun

  89. Was the oil Greek tho

  90. It's almost 3am here , in India I actually made this dish an hour ago . Akis you have the power to motivate people to cook food and enjoy it . Thanks alot for sharing this recipe…. Lots of love .. and keep sharing such quick and simple recipes to satisfy midnight hunger pangs๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜„

  91. I like it chef๐Ÿ˜ ..I used this for variation potato in fish n chips recipe..๐Ÿ˜‹mmm..yummy yum yum๐Ÿ˜€thanks chef

  92. Akis what kind of potato do you like best for this ? And great video, wish I had smell-o-vision. Thank you !!!

  93. Akis you always share your secret with us….there is no this

  94. I love potatoes thank you

  95. I like mashed potatoes with EGYPTIAN ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ olive oil and EGYPTIAN ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Cumin and EGYPTIAN ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ lemon and salt the EGYPTIAN ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ olive oil is the best ever

  96. beautiful potatoes

  97. semolina is high in protein, with almost 6 grams per serving! It is also rich in B vitamins, including folate and thiamine, which help create energy and support brain function. Selenium is another benefit to semolina, one that serves as an antioxidant to help prevent heart disease!

  98. Merry Xmas Aki and everybody! Have just taken my baked potatoes out of the oven and they look, smell and taste BEAUTIFUL! Crispy and soft, as you said! Thank you for the recipe! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  99. Aki. Please turn off your music. Itโ€™s damn annoying. It overshadows your voice.

  100. Boil, drain, put lid on and shake pan to rough up, put on preheated tray with goose fat, 30mins gas mark 7, remove and turn over, back in for another 30mins…Epic.

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