Greek Smashed Potatoes, Salad, and Pork Chops

Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

Please Spread the love!
  •  
  •  
  • 13
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  

What did you have for dinner last night? Greek Smashed Potatoes, Salad, and Pork Chops

 
Last night’s dinner was more gulped down by the Greek Smashed Roast Potatoes and the salad with Avocado Ranch dressing than the Crusted Pork Chop which the family is bored with by now – I had to agree! I could eat just potatoes and salad! So I’m posting in order of preference
 

Greek Smashed Roast Potatoes

Recipe Credit: Ken Panagopoulos (Adapted)
 

Ingredients:

 
  • 5-6 potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tsp chicken stock (or veg) (My addition)
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced (divided)
  • 1 tbsp Greek oregano (divided)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Robertson’s potato spice (my addition)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 100gr crumbled feta cheese
 
 
 

Method

 
Add potatoes to a pot of water (I added the stock) and boil until almost cooked. Preheat oven to 180 ᵒC. Drizzle olive oil into a roasting pan or ovenproof dish. Drain potatoes in a colander and toss to slightly air dry. Season. Add to the oiled roasting pan –sprinkle half the zest and juice of half the lemon and half the oregano and drizzle with olive oil (covering each potato liberally). Bake for half an hour. Remove from the oven and using a potato masher press each one to half their width – then add the other half of zest, juice, oregano and feta cheese – Bake for another half an hour.
 
 
Greek Smashed Potatoes, Salad, and Pork Chop

 

 

Avocado and Ranch Dressing

 
Recipe Credit: The Kitchen Girl
 

Ingredients:

 
  • 1 large Avocado skin removed, halved, and seeded
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise optional
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic finely grated (who uses one clove 😉)
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried Parsley
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp dried Chives
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp dried onion (I used onion powder)
  • ½ cup Milk
 

Method:

 
In a food processor combine avocado, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, parsley, dill, chives, onion, salt, and pepper; pulse in short spurts until combined. Add small amounts of milk until desired consistency is reached; cover and refrigerate until need.
 
 

How about you come and join us at  The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) Facebook group and share your own home-made recipes.

 

 

 

And now the rest of the meal Greek Smashed Potatoes, Salad, and Pork Chops

 

 

Crusted Pork Chops 

 

Ingredients

 
  • 3 large pork loin chops (cos we only 3 in the fam)
  • 1 tsp garlic/ginger spice
  • ½ tsp fennel powder
  • ½ tsp 5 spice powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chicken stock

Add this to a large pan and simmer on low until chops change color

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cups panko bread crumbs (seasoned to your liking)
  • Oil for frying (or you can Air Fry)
 
 

Method:

 
Once chops are ready remove it with a slotted spoon to a plate or board to ‘dry out’ then dip in egg and coat in Panko.
Set aside at least a half an hour before frying on both sides till golden.
 
[Cooks Note: If you’re going to Air Fry – preheat your Air Fryer first to prevent the crumbs from flying all over 😘
 

Prepared, tried and tested Melanie Kramar

 

Tried this recipe?
Mention
 @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

 

If you’re looking for more Greek recipes, we’ve got you covered

  • 16
    Shares
  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.
 

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please contact me should you wish to discuss it further.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog.    You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time. 

8 thoughts on “Greek Smashed Potatoes, Salad, and Pork Chops”

    • Hi Stefani, Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment on this post. Hope you will enjoy this, please let me know once made. May I ask how you landed here on this post? Mere curiosity. Thanks Stefani

      Reply
  1. I love smashed potatoes! And I’ve never met a salad I didn’t like. I can’t wait to try the dressing recipe. Thanks Esme for such great dinner inspirations! #Senisal

    Reply
  2. Esme,
    What a splendid meal to prepare.
    The boiling, roasting, and baking of the potatoes is such an intricate procedure giving the greek mashed roast potato a special twist.
    You have given very easy instructions to follow.
    I will try it.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Get More Exclusive Content sent directly by me to your Inbox

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Please check your email inbox and confirm your subscription. Thank you, EsmeSalon