Greek Style Potato Stew

Greek Potato Stew

The Orthodox Greeks enter partial fasts as part of their religious practices. This recipe is one that’s handed down and common among Greek families.  It is perfect for a Daniel fast, and for Lent.  The blend of the olives with the seasonings is so perfect, and will create a new comfort food that is sure to be a new family favorite.


2 ½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 scallions
¾ cup whole, pitted kalamata olives
1 ⅓ cups chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste


sharp knife
cutting board
measuring cups/spoons
large pot


mince garlic
chop tomatoes
chop scallions


In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the potatoes and stir. Stir in the garlic. Add the olives and cook and stir for several minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, scallions, and oregano. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


6 servings

No cholesterol
Very high in vitamin C

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?


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