CA Grown Greek Inspired Fries with Tzatziki
I couldn’t be more excited about these Greek Inspired Fries with California Grown produce! These fries are a must-do. They are so delicious and packed with wonderful fresh ingredients. It makes the whole meal feel so indulgent. Best of all, it’s filled with lovely California vegetables!
I consider myself a vegetable-forward gal, and I absolutely love California Grown produce. Not only are the vegetables delicious, but they are also high quality and grown with integrity. California farmers work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to bring us the food that’s on our table. I am so grateful for their hard work that makes sure we have incredible produce so readily available to us.
For this recipe, I used vegetables like russet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and olives. Did you know that California produces over 95% of olives in the U.S.? It is amazing how much the entire country relies on California to get our food!
These fries are great for dinner, a party, or a sumptuous snack. The Tzatziki is the perfect dip for the fries, but it is also great with pita chips, vegetable sticks, and chicken. What I love about these Greek fries is that you can really make them your own with the toppings you add.
As for the feta, if you can, absolutely do sheep’s milk feta in brine. It is pretty much my favorite food. If you haven’t tried it before, let me know in the comments if you do! It is totally life changing.
If you need some more inspiration for Spring eating, definitely try our Asparagus with Zesty Garlic-Tahini Avocado Dressing. And if you make these Greek Fries, be sure to rate and review them below. To follow along, head to Instagram and Pinterest for more inspiration!Print
These Greek fries are delicious for dinner, a snack, or a party!
For the Tzatziki:
1 cup Greek yogurt
¾ cup grated cucumber or seedless cucumber
1 garlic clove, pressed
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 teaspoons chopped mint
2 teaspoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons finely chopped dill
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
For the Potatoes:
4 Russet potatoes
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons kosher salt
5 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
Toppings for the Fries:
¾ pound Sheep’s milk feta in brine, drained and crumbled
½ red bell pepper, finely diced
1 (6-ounce) can California whole black olives, halved
½ cup cut into coins Persian or English cucumber
½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
Marinated Red Onions (Link)
1 lemon, cut into wedges for garnish
Fresh herbs to garnish, we used chopped parsley and chives
Make the Tzatziki:
In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt, olive oil and vinegar. Mix well, cover and refrigerate. If possible, make at least an hour before serving, as it helps the flavors to meld.
Make the Fries
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Place the flat surface of the potato downward. Then cut the potato lengthwise into long strips, about ½-inch wide. Repeat this for the rest of the potatoes.
In a large bowl, combine, 3 tablespoons oil and salt. Toss the potatoes in the oil to coat completely.
Place the potatoes wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Put in the oven. At 30 minutes begin checking to see if they are brown and crispy. Our potatoes took a total of 60 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large sauté over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic, spreading the pieces out in an even layer. Watching closely so as not to burn, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cook the garlic until brown and fragrant, about 1 ½ minutes.
Ready to assemble the Greek inspired fries. What I like to do is serve them straight from the baking sheet. Add the toppings for the fries: the crispy garlic, crumbled feta, bell pepper, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and Marinated Red Onions. Serve with tzatziki on the side and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh herbs on top. Enjo
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