Feta Fries

Feta Fries

While I was thinking about the biftekia gemista or Greek feta stuffed burgers they reminded me of another feta dish that I wanted to try, feta fries. I came across the idea of feta fries on Greek Food R & R and I had been wanting to try them ever since. The recipe is pretty simple ingredient wise but don't let that fool you as these fries are amazingly good! One thing that I found interesting about these fries is that they are cooked in olive oil which was a first for me. You are going to want to use a good Greek feta for maximum enjoyment. The trick to these fries is throwing them under the broiler after they are cooked with a sprinkling of the feta until the feta just starts to melt and then you are going to want to eat them while they are still piping hot. The salty, softened, just melting feta is magically good when paired with the fries that are nice and crispy on the outside and warm and creamy on the inside. A dash of oregano helps bring home the Greek flavours and a splash of lemon juice brightens everything up. These fries are definitely worth the effort of deep frying!

Feta Fries

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
olive oil for frying
4 russet potatoes (cut into the desired shape)
1/2 cup feta (crumbled)
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 lemon (juice)

Directions:
1. Cut the potatoes into the desired shape.
2. Heat the oil to 325.
3. Add the fries and fry until pale and floppy, about 2-3 minutes, and remove.
4. Heat the oil to 375.
5. Add the fries and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes and remove.
6. Place the fries on an oven proof serving platter and sprinkle with feta.
7. Broil the fries until the feta just starts to melt and remove from oven.
8. Hit them with a splash of lemon juice and enjoy.

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Chips (French Fries)
Greek Style Pulled Lamb Fries
Poutine with a Mushroom Gravy
Sweet Potato Wedges
Grilled Banana Pepper and Feta Salad

14 comments:

tahtimbo said...

I just made some wedge fries tonight. I never thought of using feta cheese with fries, but I sure want to give this recipe a try. Thank you!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

These are kind of like Greek poutine!

Paula said...

I like that idea with feta!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Soooooo yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

Greek cheese fries! Love it.

Kellye said...

Thanks so much for posting this blog man. I absolutely love how original and interesting your recipes are, and your photography is spot-on too. Closet Cooking is one of my favorite food blogs!

bellini valli said...

Greek-inspired poutine. Got to love it Kevin!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Such a fabulous idea! We're on a feta kick over at WANM right now (working with Athenos) and while we're supposed to be making salads, I might just have to consider this a french fry salad!! :)

Sues

Elsa said...

This is soo good! My grandma used to make me this when I used to go over her house when I was little! With lots of lemon :)

smalltownoven said...

I love feta and fries but never ever thought of putting them together! Fantastic idea and beautiful photos!

millysminikitchen said...

this is so simple, but i'm sure with the addition of feta these are perfect!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Kevin,

You take simple ingredients and unite them fabulously! Love it!

Happy 4th!

Carmen

Culinary Cory said...

All I can say is...yum!

Michelle said...

i looove feta, this sounds awesome!

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