Roasted Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Roasted Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Old Recipe Savoury,Savoury



This is a great side dish to serve, particularly to potato lovers. These potatoes are easy to make, taste delicious and the unique part is the lemon dill sauce.

Dill is an underrated herb in my opinion – its lusciousness brightens up any dish. It goes incredibly well with citrus, just as well as it does with fragrantly cooked garlic.

I added in two hot red deseeded jalapenos, to add some colour and lend an exotic look, although honestly, it does not do much to the flavour minus the seeds. My house eats less spice hence the deseeding, but feel free to keep the seeds.

The garlic gets baked on the tray with the skins on here. When baked in its skin the garlic softens, removing the pungency and offering a brilliant sweet and wholesome taste.

The sauce is easy, fast and healthy too – and provides for an interesting twist to potatoes. Psst… it also looks pretty darn fancy!

Parboil the potatoes beforehand to cut the cooking time.

The Recipe
Serves Yields: 8 | Prep Time: 10 hours | Cook Time: 90 mins


  • Patties
  • 1 beet, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup kidney beans, boiled and mashed
  • 2 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt + Pepper
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • Accompaniments:
  • 8 burger buns
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 cheese slices
  • 16 leaves of lettuce
  • Garlic Sauce
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, unpeeled and halved
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Optional Relishes:
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Dijon mustard
  • English mustard
  • Green chutney


  • Patties:
  • Sauté the garlic, onions and herbs until well cooked and fragrant.
  • Add in the mashed potatoes, beets and beans.
  • Add in the salt and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Form round patties the size of your burger bun.
  • Coat the patties in breadcrumbs.
  • Brush a non-stick pan with some oil and grill the patties on both sides until well done.
  • Accompaniments:
  • Heat a non-stick pan with on high. (NO OIL)
  • Place the onions, sprinkle some salt and grill both sides until well done.
  • Do the same for the tomatoes.
  • Garlic Sauce:
  • Roast the unpeeled garlic with some olive oil and salt in the oven at 180°C for 20 minutes, or until softened.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. Gently squeeze the garlic into the yogurt.
  • Add the thyme, salt and pepper into the yogurt and gently mix.
  • Assembling:
  • Cut the burger buns into half, and remove some of the bread stuffing inside.
  • Spread the garlic sauce on both sides.
  • Place the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese and any other accompaniments/relishes you want.
  • Place the warm patty and cover with the other side of the bun.
  • Grill the bun on both sides on a non-stick pan with no oil.

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