Try These Greek Fries For A Nice Take On A Classic!
For a wonderful take on your basic French fries, Greek Fries – or patates tiganites – are totally delicious in so many ways.
Made from freshly cut potato, these fries are seasoned with fragrant spices like dill and oregano – and topped with crumbled feta, chopped onion, and parsley!
To make this Greek fries recipe, here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Yukon Gold Potatoes – To make the fries.
- Olive oil – To help the spices to stick and the fries to get flavorful and crispy.
- Salt – To enhance the flavor of the fries.
- Dried oregano – To add flavor.
- Dried dill – To add flavor.
- Black pepper – To add flavor.
- Garlic powder – To add flavor.
- Fresh parsley – Finely chop some fresh parsley for garnish.
- Red onion – Finely chop a medium onion.
- Feta cheese – Crumble the feta.
- Tzatziki (optional)
- Aioli (optional)
- Lemon wedges (optional)
Before you make these Greek-style fries, have a read through these recipe tips first so that you know what to expect:
- Soak the potatoes – this will help them to crisp.
- Try your best to cut the potatoes into fries of a similiar length and width. This will help them to cook evenly in the oven.
- Greek fries are best served warm.
How to Make Greek Fries – Step by Step Instructions
For the complete instructions on how to make Greek French fries, you can follow along in this section with the written steps and the process photos.
The recipe card is at the bottom of the post in case you don’t like looking at visuals.
Start by preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the meantime, wash the potatoes, leaving the skins on and cut them into 1/3-inch wide sticks.
Make sure to keep each fry the same length as the potato (don’t cut them in half).
Also make sure that the fries are roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
Next, place the fries in a large bowl filled with cold water and soak them for 10 to 15 minutes.
Once the potatoes are done soaking, drain and dry them thoroughly.
Add the fries into a large mixing bowl and toss them with olive oil, salt, dried oregano, dried dill, black pepper and garlic powder.
Now line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes out into an even layer.
Bake the fries for 15 minutes, then take them out of the oven and carefully flip them.
Return the fries in the oven and bake for additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden brown.
When they are done, transfer the baked fries to a serving plate. Sprinkle them with finely chopped parsley, red onion and crumbled feta cheese.
You can serve them with tzatziki, aioli and/or lemon wedges. Enjoy!
If you have leftovers, you can store these Greek fries in a sealed container in the fridge. You can keep them for up to 3 days but keep in mind that they will soften in the fridge over time.
You can reheat the Greek fries in the oven for a few minutes until warm once again but you can also toss them in the air fryer if you own one.
Depending on how much chopped parsley and feta is left on top of the fries, the oven might be better than the air fryer because lighter toppings have a tendency to fly around in some air fryer baskets. Just food for thought.
Here are some answers to a bunch of frequently asked questions:
Greek fries are similar to classic French fries but with the addition of Mediterranean-inspired oil, spices, and toppings like feta cheese.
A simple combination for Greek fries seasoning would include oregano, dried dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Additional toppings include crumbled feta cheese, fresh parsley, and diced red onion!
To make Greek fries, cut the potatoes into even fries then soak them in cold water. Dry the potatoes and season them in oil and dry spices. Transfer to a pan with parchment paper and cook at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes before flipping them and cooking for another 6-8 minutes. Top with feta, onions, and parsley and dip in sauce like tzatziki or aioli.
If you enjoyed this recipe for Greek-style fries, here are some other Greek classics that are sure to please:
- Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)
- Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)
- Greek Potato Salad
- Greek Donuts (Loukoumades)
- (Keftedes) Greek Meatballs
- 4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 chup feta cheese, crumbled
- tzatziki, aioli or lemon wedges, optional
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash the potatoes, leaving the skins on and cut them into 1/3-inch wide sticks. Make sure to keep each fry the same length as the potato.4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes
- Place the fries in a large bowl filled with cold water and soak them for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and dry them thoroughly.
- Add the fries into a large mixing bowl and toss them with olive oil, salt, dried oregano, dried dill, black pepper and garlic powder.3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried dill, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes out into an even layer.
- Bake the fries for 15 minutes, then take them out of the oven and carefully flip them. Return the fries in the oven and bake for additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden brown.
- Transfer the baked fries to a serving plate, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, red onion and crumbled feta cheese.1/2 cup fresh parsley, 1 medium red onion, 1/4 chup feta cheese
- Serve with tzatziki, aioli and/or lemon wedges. Greek fries are best served warm.tzatziki, aioli or lemon wedges
This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.