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Indulge in the deliciousness of Greek Fries. Homemade fries, packed with flavor and toppings, this recipe is sure to satisfy!
Step by step photos and instructions below!
I love me some Loaded Fries, and this is one of my favorite ways to mix it up!
While not necessarily authentically Greek, these fries borrow flavors and influences from Greek food, and they’re freaking delicious!!
They are the ultimate side dish, or a fantastic appetizer.
They have become a staple in Greek restaurants around the world and are even making their way onto fast-food and pub menus.
We start with hand-cut potatoes, but you can totally use store bought frozen ones if you want to make this easy. Just be sure to season them up before cooking, and a little more after cooking. I use oregano, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper. But using your favorite greek seasoning blend is an option too!
To our baked fries, we then add fresh toppings, like olives, tomatoes, red onion and salty feta cheese and use some creamy Tzatziki sauce (store bought or homemade) to pull it all together with some lemon juice and fresh herbs.
Are Greek Fries healthy?
Well, since the ingredients are all whole foods, and reminiscent of a Greek salad, I would say yes it is healthier than many loaded fries recipes, but not exactly as healthy as a salad. Balance, people!
If you are into Greek flavors, try my Greek Pasta Salad.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- The flavors are epic. If you love Greek flavors, this is for you!
- Easy to make. Basically, we make fries and add the good stuff on top.
- Adaptable. You can use frozen fries in stead of making your own French fries and store bought tzatziki if you want!
Frequently Asked Questions
Greek Fries are crispy fries made from potatoes that are seasoned with a unique blend of Mediterranean spices, such as oregano, garlic, and lemon juice. They are typically served with tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and lemon wedges.
The exact origin of Greek Fries is unclear, but they are believed to have originated in Greece in the 1980s. It is said that Greek restaurants began experimenting with traditional French Fries by adding Mediterranean flavors such as oregano, garlic, and lemon juice to create a unique and flavorful snack. Over time, Greek Fries became popular in Greece and have now spread to other parts of the world, becoming a popular snack and side dish in Greek cuisine.
Homemade Tzatziki or sour cream, extra feta and a squeeze of lemon.
The trick is in the soaking and drying before cooking! Check out the step by step instructions below.
I have included step by step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
What to do with leftovers
To store leftover Greek Fries, place them in separate containers in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat the fries, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), spread the fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy.
Alternatively, you can reheat the fries in a skillet on the stovetop, heating them on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are heated through. Avoid using a microwave to reheat the fries as it can make them soggy.
Instead of making your own homemade French Fries, You can use frozen fries or potato wedges and store bought tzatziki to cut your prep and cook time down. Just follow the package directions, then continue with toppings.
To make fries in an air fryer
Peel, cut and prepare the fries as directed.
Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer so that the potatoes are not touching each other. You will have to work in batches. Air fry for 12 to 15 minutes flipping halfway, or until crispy. If your fries are not crispy, air fry them a little longer.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Potatoes. I use russet potatoes for my french fries. Starchy potatoes are ideal for making French Fries because they have a low moisture content, which helps them crisp up nicely on the outside while staying fluffy on the inside.
Yukon Gold potatoes can also be used to make French Fries, as they have a slightly lower starch content but are still good for frying. It’s important to avoid using waxy potatoes, such as red or new potatoes, as they have a higher moisture content and tend to become mushy when fried.
- Oil. I use vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil when baking fries.
- Seasonings. I use garlic powder, seasoned salt and oregano. I don’t use fresh garlic as it tends to burn in the oven over long cook times.
- Toppings. This is simply diced onion, tomatoes, and kalamata olives with a sprinkle of feta cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (I love lemon, so use a little lemon zest too). A little fresh parsley finishes it off.
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- Chopping Board
- Large Mixing Bowl (to soak the fries)
- Sheet Pan
- Serving plate
How to make Greek Fries at home
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Peel the potatoes and cut into fries. You can use a knife or a fry cutter. Soak the fries in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
Rinse the fries and place on paper towels and pat as dry as possible.
Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
Cook the fries
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, mixing to ensure each fry is coated.
Season with seasoned salt, garlic powder, oregano and pepper.
Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning the fries halfway through.
Top and Serve
Place cooked fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the tomatoes, feta, olives, and onion over all the fries.
Squeeze lemon juice over the top and serve with tzatziki.
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For the fries
- ½ cup tomatoes (diced)
- ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
- ¼ cup kalamata olives (sliced)
- ¼ cup red onion (diced finely)
- 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley (minced)
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel the potatoes and cut into fries. Soak the fries in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
- Rinse the fries and place on paper towels and pat as dry as possible.
- Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
Cook the fries
- Place the fries in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan, and drizzle with vegetable oil, mixing to ensure each fry is coated.
- Season with seasoned salt, oregano and pepper.
- Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning the fries halfway through.
Make Greek Fries
- Place cooked fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the tomatoes, feta, olives, and onion over all the fries.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the top and serve with tzatziki.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.