Hot Garlic Potatoes


  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 garlic head (or 13-15 cloves)
  • 1.5 lemons, freshly juiced
  • 5 Table Spoons of olive oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or hot chilli pepper)
  • A pinch of dried mint power (Optional)

Preparation Method

  • Garlic Sauce: in a food processor, grind the peeled garlic, salt and the lemon juice at high speed for 2 minutes. Then add the olive oil, and let the processor go for another 3-5 minutes.  Alternatively, you could also use the garlic dip instead if you have it premade and handy.
  • Boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, preferably leaving the center a bit crunchy and not fully cooked.
  • As soon as the potatoes are done and while still hot, strain the water then cut the heads into disks of about 2/3 inch. You may need to wear gloves as the potatoes would be extremely hot.
  • Lay a layer of potatoes on your serving plate, cover it with the garlic sauce, then put another layer and cover it with the sauce. Let the heat from the potatoes cook the garlic sauce for 3-5 minutes.


Butheina  Al-Nounou