I’ve lost the ability to creatively introduce potatoes. I promise I won’t post any more potato recipes until I’ve come up with some clever ways to entice you into reading more. I’ll tell you instead about the inspiration for these fries. My Greek friend ordered Greek fries from a restaurant. What arrived at her table was a plate of fries tossed in olive oil with oregano, garlic and feta. She instantly sent me a text about creating a version to blog about and we agreed that adding a simple Greek salad on top of the potatoes was the way to go.
While your spuds are cooking up (whether you’re frying or baking), you have plenty of time to get the rest of your ingredients ready. For the record, you can toss the three ingredients above with olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper for a salad as addicting as these fries. That would be the salad I was referring to above.
The key to seasoning fries is to do it while they are still piping hot. The seasoning (in this case salt and dried oregano) will adhere to the potatoes while they’re hot. Think about it; what happens when you’re at a restaurant and your sever puts flavorless fries in front of you? You sprinkle the salt over them and it bounces off the fries and scatters across the table. If you would have hit them while they were still hot, you wouldn’t have that problem.
There was a reason I taught you a thinned out tzatziki a few weeks back. There are a million ways to use this low calorie, high flavor sauce.
Loaded Greek Steak Fries
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 large potatoes
48 oz canola oil (for frying)
1 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 tbsp dried oregano (substitute fresh if you like)
Tzatziki sauce (1 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 large cucumber, 1-2 tsp dill)
1/2 – 1 large cucumber, sliced or diced to desired shape/size
1 medium tomato, diced
1/5 lb feta cheese
1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Cut potatoes into large slices and when oil is heated through, add them to the pot. Use metal tongs to turn potatoes occasionally while cooking. Fries are done when tender and lightly browned, approximately 15 minutes. (Optional: Substitute oven fries for deep fried fries)
2. Prepare toppings while fries cook. To prepare tzatziki, add Greek yogurt, cucumber (seeds removed), and dill to food processor and process until smooth.
3. Remove fries from oil and immediately toss in large bowl with oregano and salt. Place in serving dish and top with 3 – 4 tbsp tzatziki (or more if desired). Add tomato and cucumber and then crumble feta on top. Serve immediately.
Please check out some of the awesome recipes shared at the Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party this week!