Oven Fried Potatoes with Spice Blend

The Mediterranean spice blend is a recipe from Yale’s Chase Sobelman. In order to make these oven fried potatoes, you need to make the Mediterranean spice blend first. This spice blend has some amazing flavors, like toasted cumin, smoked paprika, and sumac to name a few. These give that earthy, smokey, toasted flavor to everything you add it to. I’m obsessed with roasted potatoes with lots of extra virgin olive oil and I thought the Mediterranean spice blend would kick regular roasted potatoes up a notch.

The key with roasted potatoes is to roast them in lots of olive oil until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This takes some patience but it’s totally worth it. Using 1/2 cup of olive oil is pretty essential to this recipe. If you don’t use enough olive oil, the potatoes will stick to the pan. The olive oil mixed with the spice blend creates a beautiful crust on these potatoes.

These are a great side to serve with grilled or roasted meats. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can serve these with a salad and you have a whole meal. For a dipping sauce, you can use whatever you like. For me though, I thought back to my weekend trip to Belgium. In Belgium, they serve their french fries with mayonnaise for dipping. I know it sounds weird, but it’s insanely delicious. It works perfectly with these potatoes too because they are crispy like french fries, and the spice blend with the mayo just work together.

If you’re looking for some healthy recipes that would go great with these potatoes, check these out!

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette with Grilled Romaine

Instant Pot Chicken with Lemony Mustard Greens and Olives

Bean Burgers with Garlic and Sage (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled French Bread and Tzatziki

oven roasted potatoes

Oven Fried Potatoes with Mediterranean Spice Blend

George Zikos
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 537 kcal


  • 8 medium red bliss potatoes, washed and cut in 1/4's
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp Mediterranean Spice Blend


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Add potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and spice blend to a bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour the potatoes onto a baking sheet. Make sure to get most of the oil from the bowl and pour onto the potatoes.
  • Bake for an hour and a half. Flip over potatoes twice to ensure crispiness.


Calories: 537kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 8gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 1939mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 3mg
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About the Author: George Zikos
George studied International Business in Greece in 2015 for three semesters. His family is from the island of Crete, and he lived with them for a whole summer. During that time, he started working for Mediterranean Living and contributing his firsthand experiences of the traditional Cretan diet. He learned fluent Greek along the way, being fully immersed in a traditional Cretan village. He is since graduated with a business degree from Worcester State University. George loves language and traveling, so he completed a TEFL certificate program at the Boston Language Institute in order to teach English abroad and travel the world. He currently works full-time blogging, recipe formulating, and social media marketing for Mediterranean Living. His passions include language, gardening, hiking, skateboarding, and watching sports. He dreams of living in Crete one day, after he travels the world learning as many languages and cultures as possible.
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