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Batata Harra with Whipped Feta Dip (Middle Eastern Spicy Potatoes)

Spicy Lebanese potatoes topped over a creamy whipped feta dip!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, appetizer party, dinner
Cuisine American, lebanese food, middle eastern, middle eastern food
  • 3 peeled and chopped yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Spicy Herbed Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 3 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Whipped Feta Dip

  • 12 oz feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp tahini (stirred)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a baking dish add quartered or cubed potatoes. Toss together with olive oil and salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • In the food processor add feta cheese, ricotta, sour cream, tahini, lemon zest and splash of water.
  • In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil until hot. In a heat safe measuring cup or bowl, add crushed garlic, cilantro, parsley, crushed red pepper, chili powder, cumin, and cardamom. Gently mix together. Being very careful, pour the hot olive oil over the garlic and herbs. Mix until combined.

To Plate

  • In a 12-inch serving platter add the whipped feta dip. Top with the roasted potatoes and drizzle with as little or as much of the herb mixture as you like.


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