Loaded Mediterranean Fries
Is anyone else obsessed with fries? I’m that person who almost always orders fries with a meal when eating out. I know, so bad but so good. Not to worry guys, I stopped eating fried fries and now just eat either roasted potatoes or oven-baked crispy fries to satisfy that craving and feel less guilty.
This recipe right here is my favorite version to eat fries. It has all the things that I love. Who can say no to garlic, feta, oregano, and lemon? They work so beautifully together. I first had Greek fries at a local cafe in NJ; one that I would frequent often with my friends. They were thin crispy fries, topped with a sprinkle of oregano, feta, and a squeeze of lemon. Oh man, I loved those fries.
I found myself seriously craving a version of those fries yesterday so I just went to the kitchen and made them except being the sauce fanatic that I am; I also made a chunky sauce to dollop over the fries which really takes them to the next level.
I really hope you guys make these for your family and friends. I can assure you there may be a fight or two over the last few fries! When you do, share the photo with me on my Instagram! I would love to see. Bon appetit!
Servings: 2-4 people
Total Time: approx. 40 min (mainly baking time)
2 large Idaho or Russet potatoes
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tbsp of dried Italian seasoning
2-3 tbsp of olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cut potatoes with skin on in half then cut each half into 3 large slices then cut each slice into 3-4 fries.
Place fries into a bowl and coat with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried seasoning.
Place potatoes on a nonstick baking pan sprayed with olive oil or on a silicone mat for easy cleanup.
Make sure the potatoes are spread out and not touching each other.
Bake for 15-20 min on each side until crisp and tender.
1/2 cup of diced feta cheese
4 tbsp of garlic sauce (toum) – I purchase mine at Trader Joes. You can also use tzatziki instead!
1/2 a lemon cut into small wedges
1 1/2 tbsps of freshly dried oregano
1 minced garlic clove
Crumble 1/2 of that feta cheese into a small bowl. Add the garlic or tzatziki sauce to it. Add 2 squeezes of fresh lemon juice and 1/2 a tbsp of dried oregano. Add 1/2 of the minced garlic clove and mix this all together. Set aside.
The remainder of the garlic clove will go in the olive oil that remained from marinating the potatoes if any. If not, just add a tbsp of olive oil with salt, pepper, and the rest of the garlic and set aside.
Once fries are out of the oven, place on the desired serving dish. Sprinkle with a little salt.
Drizzle with the olive oil garlic mixture.
Then squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top. Also, serve with a wedge.
Then, add dollops of the sauce throughout the plate of fries.
Top with the rest of the feta and dried oregano.
Grab a fork and dig in!
I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it!! 😍😍😍 I did my own version just because I didn’t have the toum sauce, I just mashed up a couple cloves of garlic and it was delicious and came out perfect. I would definitely make this over and over again and the directions were super easy to follow 😊
So happy you enjoyed it hun
OMG you’re brilliant Mashallah! My husband and I devoured these as part of our iftar tonight. Thank you so so much for sharing your gift!
Thank you so much, Lora! We love it too!