Armenian Potatoes

There are many different ways a person can cook potatoes. Almost every country has “their” way of adding their “flare” to this everyday staple. I set out to find a recipe that will change how I personally make potatoes in my own home. I am proud to say I have a few Armenian (Lebanese) friends and learning a few dishes from their culture helps bring us together more. Who knows if I’m lucky I might even marry an Armenian Lebanese guy one day! 🙂 



  • 1 1⁄2 lbs large old potatoes
  • 2 large onions (cut in chunks)
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste(recipe suggests catsup as a sub)
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1  teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Wash and peel potatoes, cut potatoes and onions in chunks.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the oil, tomato paste, water, salt, paprika, combine with potatoes.
  3. Add onions, pepper to taste, parsley and toss to mix.
  4. Bake in a covered dish in a preheated 325-degree oven for about 45 minutes or until potatoes is soft.


This recipe is really simple to make and is good as a side dish with just about any meal. Everyone will enjoy this dish.