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, sprinkle on the oregano and enjoy.
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 says
These are kind of like Greek poutine!
I like that idea with feta!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Greek cheese fries! Love it.
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 says
Greek-inspired poutine. Got to love it Kevin!!
We Are Not Martha says
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!! 🙂
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 🙂
I love feta and fries but never ever thought of putting them together! Fantastic idea and beautiful photos!
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 says
You take simple ingredients and unite them fabulously! Love it!
Culinary Cory says
All I can say is…yum!
i looove feta, this sounds awesome!
Pal Ashford says
You have oregano listed under ingredients but then don't say when to use it under cooking instructions, not even mentioned.
Pal Ashford: Good catch! Sprinkle on the oregano at the end and enjoy!