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!
- olive oil for frying
- 4 russet potatoes (cut into the desired shape)
- 1/2 cup feta (crumbled)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- Cut the potatoes into the desired shape.
- Heat the oil to 325.
- Add the fries and fry until pale and floppy, about 2-3 minutes, and remove.
- Heat the oil to 375.
- Add the fries and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes and remove.
- Place the fries on an oven proof serving platter and sprinkle with feta.
- Broil the fries until the feta just starts to melt and remove from oven.
- Hit them with a splash of lemon juice and enjoy.