Spice bag who? Greek fries is about to become your new obsession 1 month ago

Spice bag who? Greek fries is about to become your new obsession

Let's face it – few things beat fries when it comes to comfort food.

It really is the most delicious way to eat potato, and that is a hill we are willing to die on.

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Baked, air fried, deep fried, topped with cheese, or garlic or even chilli – we love fries in all shapes and forms.

Our latest obsession? Greek fries.

Perfect for summer, Greek fries are the perfect seasonal twist on our favourite snack, and the best bit? They are easy peasy to re-create at home.

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What are Greek Fries?

Based on an authentic Greek dish called Patates Tiganites, Greek fries consist of potatoes, olive oil, salt, oregano and crumbled feta on top.

You can make the dish with either fries, although a quick Pinterest search will tell you many are opting for wedges. A top tip: If you are making fries from scratch, try soaking your fries in cold water and drying them off completely before frying (or baking). It will make them fries go extra crisp – and perfect for loading with delicious toppings like feta cheese and oregano.

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Fancy trying out Greek Fries for yourself? Here is an easy recipe to try:

Ingredients

4 medium russet potatoes rinsed and peeled – or scrubbed and unpeeled

Olive oil

Dried oregano

Salt and pepper

Lemon juice

Feta cheese, crumbled

Red onion, chopped

Fresh tomatoes, diced

Fresh parsley

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Use two baking sheets if needed.

Rinse, peel* and slice potatoes into French fry sticks, about ¼ inch thick.

Place the cut fries in a large mixing bowl and cover with hot water. Allow them to soak for 10 minutes to remove some of their starch.

Drain, rinse and place the potatoes on a double layer of paper towels and dab them dry before the next step.

In a large dry mixing bowl add the potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, oregano and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Toss to fully coat.

Add the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes, and flip them over.

Bake 20 minutes longer or until they are crisp on the outside, lightly browned and cooked through.

Remove them from the oven. Drizzle lemon juice over fries and load with the toppings. Sprinkle with minced fresh parsley and serve immediately.
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