These are Greek Roasted Potatoes. A recipe right from one of Mandees friends in Greece!!! Super tasty, and yes shortening makes them taste the best. The more lemon the better too. Enjoy.
12 Peeled and chopped potatoes
2-3 Cups Chicken broth
1/4 cup shortening
Garlic (fresh or powdered)
Wash the potatoes. Cut into quarters lengthwise, and place in a large and deep enough baking pan. Sprinkle or lightly brush the potatoes with olive oil. Put the chicken broth in the pan, add the juice from 3 lemons and top off to about 1 cm deep with water if needed. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, oregano, and finely chopped garlic or garlic powder. Turn the potatoes over and repeat the seasoning. Cut 1/4 cup of shortening into cubes and place evenly around the potatoes. Cover the pan and place in the oven at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender inside. Uncover the potatoes and broil for a short while to brown and crisp them as desired. Squeeze a lemon or two over them for an even better taste!!!