These Greek Feta Fries with Feta Cheese take french fries to another level. Fluffy, crispy potatoes seasoned with Greek herbs and topped with creamy salty feta cheese, your guests will be licking their fingers.
Authentic Greek fries are typically served with Greek herbs. That's it.
When I have visited Greece, multiple times, I rarely see feta cheese sprinkled over top.
However it IS something that I would prefer since most restaurants serve feta on the side anyway! Along with a creamy tzatziki sauce.
Both make for best meze dishes! So I thought, why not combined all THREE of those delicious Greek appetizers into one heaping pile of crispy creamy deliciousness?
Serve with my spanakopita triangles and YUM!
What Makes Fries "Greek"?
"Greek french fries" are usually made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and lots of oregano on top. So why not add some salty feta cheese and a creamy lemony yogurt sauce over top?! Top with freshly chopped herbs and you've got a delicious appetizer that will please everyone.
Also make sure to check out my Avocado Fry recipe!
Choosing The Right Potatoes
Choosing the right type of potato is important. You will want to use starchy Russet potatos. These are known to give the crispiest french fry.
Other potatoes that will work are yukon gold potatoes.
Frying Your Potatoes
You can soak your potatoes in water before frying to remove the starch. Using paper towels to dry off the water from the potatoes is also helpful.
Deep frying your potatoes in vegetable, canola or peanut oil will give the crispiest french fries.
Cutting Your Fries
You can cut fries by hand if you wish. This isn't difficult and you can adjust the size as necessary. You can also use a fry cutter to cut your french fries evenly and consistently. This is quicker but obviously not something we all have at home.
Ideally, to make these Greek fries the best, you want to opt for a thicker french fry. One that will hold it's form even with feta and yogurt piled on top! You can make my homemade potato wedges which would be delicious underneath the sauce!
If you love smothered fries, you have to try my Disco Fries!
The Feta "Tzatziki" Sauce
This feta yogurt sauce SO delicious. I call it "tzatziki" but it does not have cucumbers in it so it technically is NOT tzatziki sauce. But it does have freshly squeezed lemon juice (like on those traditional Greek fries I mentioned above), lots of minced garlic, and of course, fresh herbs.
I also added some sour cream to the sauce because it adds more tang and is SO delicious paired with the yogurt.
Because feta cheese is often the dry side and does not melt as well as other cheeses, I mixed it in with some Greek yogurt so the cheese will stick to your fries. Then, I added MORE crumbled feta over top so everyone can actually SEE the feta.
Make sure to check out this article on potato appetizer ideas!
If you wish, you can change up your Greek fries any way you wish! Here are some suggestions!
- Add other herbs like oregano or thyme
- Use different french fry cuts (but stick to thicker fries)
- Add some spices like onion powder, chili powder or paprika
- Add the feta to your fries first and melt it under the broiler
- Add pieces of gyro meat over your fries to make 'GYRO FRIES'!!
Other Greek appetizers you might like:
The Ultimate Greek Meze Platter
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Greek Fries With Feta Cheese
- 32 oz french fries ((I used the pre-cut, frozen))
Feta Yogurt Sauce
- 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped dill
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt to taste*
- Bake your french fries according to directions but on the longer end time-wise. (You want your fries to be brown and extra crispy so they do not become soggy under the sauce.)
- While your fries are in the oven, make your feta yogurt sauce by combining all your ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. The longer it sits, the tastier it will be!*This can be done hours or even the day prior.
- When your fries are ready, remove them from the oven and salt them immediately so it sticks to the fries. (Salt to your liking.)Lay them onto a serving platter or a very large bowl and using a spoon or ladel, drizzle your feta yogurt sauce over your french fries.
- Garnish with more herbs and crumbled feta on top if you desire.
- Purchase the BEST fries you can find that are THICK cut
- Use fresh dill and parsley
- Use a good quality feta
- Serve right away so your fries do not get soggy