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Greek Fries

These delicious Greek fries are so simple to put together and make a wonderful summer potato side dish to serve alongside your favorite other Greek-inspired dishes. Cooked either in the oven or in the air fryer, these fries can be assembled and on your table in as little as 25 minutes.

an overhead shot of a plate of homemade greek fries loaded with crumbled feta, diced red onion, and chopped fresh dill and parsley. There's a small bowl of lemon yogurt dip on the side of the plate

You’ll all know by now that I am a huge fan of Greek food – the flavors just sing to me! It all started with my Greek potatoes and whipped feta recipe, and I’ve incorporated Greek flavors into my cooking ever since. These Greek fries would be delicious served with my Tzatziki dip, spicy harissa chickpeas, or even in vegetarian gyros.

For another loaded-fries recipe, try these epic dirty fries!

Ingredient Notes

The exact quantities of the ingredients you need for this recipe are included in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here, I’ve added a few notes on the ingredients you need, plus a few potential substitutions you could make if you can’t eat/find a certain ingredient.

  • Potatoes: Any large baking potato will work fine for this recipe. I lean towards waxy yellow potatoes. The key is to soak your fries before cooking to remove the starch – this gets them super crispy!
     
  • Toppings: For the ‘Greek’ side of this recipe, we’ve topped these fries with diced red onion, feta cheese, dill, and parsley.
  • Dip: Any creamy Greek dip will work perfectly for this recipe – such as Tzatziki. I used a simple creamy lemon tahini garlic yogurt sauce for the photos in this recipe, though.

Other Variations

There are so many ways you could adapt this recipe! Here are a few ideas:

  • You could swap out the potatoes for sweet potato
  • Add more Greek ingredients to the fries, such as olives, green peppers, diced cucumber, and sun-dried tomatoes
  • Use Tzatziki, hummus, or another Greek dip for dipping your fries!
an overhead shot of a plate of homemade greek fries loaded with crumbled feta, diced red onion, and chopped fresh dill and parsley. There's a small bowl of lemon yogurt dip on the side of the plate

How To Make This Greek Fries Recipe

Again, the exact step-by-step instructions and ingredient quantities will be in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Below is an overview of making this recipe, plus some process shots to help you visualize how this recipe should turn out.

Step 1) Prepare Your Fries 

Cut your potatoes into fry shapes and soak them in a large bowl of cold water for 15 – 30 minutes (I find it helpful to get my other ingredients prepped while the potatoes soak!).

Drain the potatoes and pat them completely dry with a clean cloth, then return them to your now-dry mixing bowl and mix in the oil, dried oregano, salt, and onion powder.

Step 2) Bake Your Fries

Tip the potatoes into your air fryer and cook at 200C for 20 minutes, giving the fries a shake halfway through.

If you’re baking the fries, arrange them neatly on a baking sheet with a gap between each fry, then bake for 45 – 55 minutes until golden and crispy.

NOTE: I’ve cooked these Greek fries both in the air fryer and in the oven, and the air fryer gives me much better results every time.

Step 3) Prepare The Greek Toppings

While your fries are cooking, dice the red onion and fresh herbs, and crumble your feta. Make the dip by combining the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, half of the minced garlic, and a pinch of salt.

Step 4) Coat The Fries

Toss the cooked fries in the other half of the minced garlic, and half of the fresh herbs, feta, and red onion. Then, arrange the Greek fries on your serving tray with the dip, and scatter over the remaining half of the toppings.

Expert Note

If you have a choice between baking your fries in the oven or air frying them, my recommendation would be to air fry them. I’ve tested this recipe both ways, and my air fryer gives me consistently more crispy fries every time.

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 a plate of homemade greek fries loaded with crumbled feta, diced red onion, and chopped fresh dill and parsley. There's a small bowl of lemon yogurt dip on the side of the plate

Storing

These Greek fries are best served fresh, but you can store the leftovers if you have any. Store the Greek fries in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days, and reheat the fries in the oven until warm. The feta may get a little melty but I think that only adds to the flavor!

FAQ

How Can I Make This Greek Fries Recipe Vegan?

To make this recipe vegan-friendly, swap out the feta for a vegan feta alternative. Aside from that, all the other ingredients are already plant-based!

Could I Use Sweet Potatoes Instead?

Yes, sweet potatoes would definitely work for this recipe.

an overhead shot of a plate of homemade greek fries loaded with crumbled feta, diced red onion, and chopped fresh dill and parsley. There's a small bowl of lemon yogurt dip on the side of the plate

Greek Fries

Yield: 2-3 portions
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These delicious Greek fries are so simple to put together and make a wonderful summer potato side dish to serve alongside your favorite other Greek-inspired dishes. Cooked either in the oven or in the air fryer, these fries can be assembled and on your table in as little as 25 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 0.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10g fresh dill
  • 10g fresh parsley
  • 1 red onion
  • 30g feta, crumbled

For the sauce:

  • 1 lemon (zest & juice)
  • 50g Greek yogurt
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Cut your potatoes into fry shapes and soak them in a large bowl of cold water for 15 - 30 minutes (I find it helpful to get my other ingredients prepped while the potatoes soak!).
  2. If using an oven, preheat your oven to 220 C and line your baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Drain the potatoes and pat them completely dry with a clean cloth, then return them to your now-dry mixing bowl and mix in the oil, dried oregano, salt, and onion powder.
  4. For the air fryer: Place the fries in your air fryer and cook at 200 C for 20 minutes, shaking the fries half way through.
  5. For the oven: Arrange the fries neatly on your baking tray, leaving a gap between each fry if possible, and bake for 45 - 55 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, dice the red onion, and fresh herbs, and crumble your feta. 
  7. Make the dip by combining the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, half of the minced garlic, and a pinch of salt.
  8. Toss the cooked fries in the other half of the minced garlic, and half of the fresh herbs, feta, and red onion. 
  9. Arrange the Greek fries on your serving tray with the dip, and scatter over the remaining half of the toppings.

Notes

If you have a choice between cooking these Greek fries in the oven or in the air fryer, I’d highly recommend cooking your fries in the air fryer! I’ve found that my fries turn out so much crispier when cooked in the air fryer, in half the time.

Feel free to adjust the toppings to suit your tastes. You could add lemon juice, olives, green peppers, crispy chickpeas, or anything else you like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 891mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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