Oregano Feta Fries

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Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make side the whole family will love? Our recipe for feta fries is the perfect solution and goes well with my favorite greek salad! It’s a great twist on traditional French fries that adds an extra boost of flavor and fun. We’ll not only guide you through cooking this tasty dish, but also provide tips to make sure it truly is comfort food everyone at your table will enjoy. So gather up those ingredients and let’s get cooking!

A bowl of homemade fries next to a bowl of feta dipping sauce, a bowl of feta, and a bowl of lemon wedges.


 

Why I love this Recipe

If you put a bucket of fries in front of me, it's basically game over. Case in point, this past weekend we went out for a double date and ordered skinny fries AND sweet potato fries, and I ate almost all of them. No shame in my game. Let's make Oregano Feta Fries in honor of my obsession!

There's really nothing better than a perfect made french fry. Pair that with a roasted chicken and you're in business for a truly lovely evening! Crispy feta fries topped with salty feta, a squeeze of lemon juice and plenty of fresh oregano to give it a pop of freshness plus a feta infused drizzle sauce that you will want on EVERYTHING. Make extra to put on top of that roasted chicken, thank me later.

Ingredients and Substitutions

An overhead shot of all the ingredients used to make this recipe in individual bowls.

For the Feta Dipping Sauce

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Feta Cheese
  • Fresh mint finely chopped
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic grated
  • Kosher Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the Fries

  • Russet potatoes
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh lemon wedges
  • Fresh oregano
  • Feta Cheese

*For full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below

Step By Step Instructions

A bowl of russet potatoes that have been sliced sitting in a large bowl soaking in vinnegar.

Step 1: After peeling and slicing potatoes, place the potatoes and vinegar in a large stock pot and add 2 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Soaked sliced potatoes drying on a paper towel.

Step 2: Drain and spread the potatoes on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. 

Sliced potatoes frying in a skillet full of oil.

Step 3: Add a handful of the potatoes to oil, making sure the oil temperature does not drop lower than 350 degrees. Cook for 60-90 seconds,

Homemade fries that are drying in a paper towel lined bowl.

Step 4: Once crisp. Remove the fries with a wire mesh strainer and transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels and season immediately with kosher salt. Give them a quick drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on the oregano and feta and serve alongside lemon wedges.

A blender with olive oil, feta, oregano, black pepper, mint, and garlic.

Step 5: To make the dipping sauce - combine everything in a blender and pulse until smooth. Drizzle on top.

A bowl of feta dipping sauce next to a plate of lemons and a bowl of feta.

Make these immediately, you won't be sorry!

Tips and Tricks

The Feta for these Feta Fries sauce for this recipe is so unbelievably delicious, you might want to make a double batch and use it to drizzle on chicken or steak or fish. You can prep that part of the recipe ahead a few days and store in the fridge.

If you're opting to make the fries from scratch (like I did below) you want to be sure to REALLY let them dry before submerging them into the oil. When water hits oil, it will splatter so this will allow you to keep your range as clean as possible!

FAQs

What are Greek fries made of?

There are a few key ingredients for Greek Fries and they consist of: 1: feta, 2: potatoes and 3: oregano! Everything else is just a bonus.

What is Feta made out of?

Feta is a brined sheep's milk cheese. The best Feta comes still in its brine in a brick form, so you'll have to crumble it yourself.

Do you have to soak potatoes before frying?

I don't soak my potatoes, but I do cook them so they fry faster. Just make sure that after you cook them, you REALLY let them dry before adding into hot oil! Water + oil = splatter!

Pairs well with

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Feta Fries

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
These Oregano laced Feta Fries with a feta yogurt sauce are the perfect side dish or snack for pretty much any meal. My personal fav is to make these and serve them alongside a roasted or rotisserie chicken!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Feta Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup Athenos Feta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

For the Fries

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 quarts canola oil
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil for drizzle
  • fresh lemon wedges for garnish
  • fresh oregano for garnish
  • crumbled Athenos Feta Cheese for garnish

Instructions
 

For the Fries

  • Peel and slice the potatoes into home fries. Keep the potatoes in a large bowl of water while you continue to cut the remaining fries to prevent them from browning. After peeling and slicing potatoes, place the potatoes and vinegar in a large stock pot and add 2 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 8 minutes until the potatoes are tender, but not falling apart.
  • Drain and spread the potatoes on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large Dutch oven to 400°F.
  • Add a handful of the potatoes to oil, making sure the oil temperature does not drop lower than 350 degrees. Cook for 60-90 seconds, stirring occasionally with wire mesh spider strainer. After 60-90 seconds, remove them to another paper-towel lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potatoes, allowing oil to return to 400°F after each addition. Once you've fried the potatoes the first time, allow them to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Return oil to 375°F on high heat. Fry the potatoes a second time in batches until crisp and light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes for each batch, adjusting the heat as needed to keep a consistent temperature. Once crisp. Remove the fries with a wire mesh strainer and transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels and season immediately with kosher salt. Give them a quick drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on the oregano and feta and serve alongside lemon wedges.

For the Feta Dipping Sauce

  • To make the dipping sauce - combine everything in a blender and pulse until smooth. Drizzle on top.

Notes

The Feta sauce for this recipe is so unbelievably delicious, you might want to make a double batch and use it to drizzle on chicken or steak or fish. You can prep that part of the recipe ahead a few days and store in the fridge.
If you're opting to make the fries from scratch (like I did below) you want to be sure to REALLY let them dry before submerging them into the oil. When water hits oil, it will splatter so this will allow you to keep your range as clean as possible!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg
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Photography by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson

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