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Is there anything better than a big bucket of fries??
I don’t think I know a single soul who does not like a good french fry. Sure, some prefer thick cut, some super skinny, and others may be somewhere in the middle, but either way it seems everyone loves fries.
Me? I’ll eat them pretty much any way they are presented, but I think my favorite is slim jim style or maybe a good thick cut homestyle oven-baked fry. As long as they’re not too greasy (no fast food fries – only real potatoes cooked in a healthy oil), whichever way they are sliced, they’re all good to me. Salty, comforting carbs, I am so into them.
I especially think of fries in the summertime though. I think this is because my summers as a kid were spent eating fries from the pool snack bar. Anyone else have similar memories?
We didn’t belong to a country club (cause we’d get kicked out in a second), but my grandparents, cousins and friends all did. This meant summer at the pool, eating fries at the snack bar and pretty much loving life.
I was also into the extra crispy, totally deep-fried chicken fingers. Basically I loved anything I could dunk into ketchup, which until just writing this, I hadn’t even realized I liked so much, but I guess I am a ketchup girl…that shouldn’t be surprising since I eat tomato paste straight out of the can.
No, I do, I LOVE it. I also got Asher started when she was very little. She LOVES it, we’ve been eating tomato paste straight out of the can together for years!
Promise I will not tell you to dip your fries into tomato paste…although I do think it would be good.
Instead, I am going to tell you to dip your fries into what all fries really NEED, roasted garlic saffron aioli.
Oh my gosh, yes.
Wait though! I didn’t even tell you about these skinny Greek feta fries yet. They are Greek and full of herbs and feta cheese. Yes, fries AND feta cheese, sounds so good right?!? Because it is, AND I baked the fries instead of frying them, so they are kind of not bad for us right??
I cut mine super thin since I like them nice and crispy, but obviously feel free to cut them whichever way you prefer. Just make sure you do ONE thing.
Lots, and lots of feta!! 🙂
And then make the aioli, or if aioli isn’t really your thing just use ketchup, or if you really just prefer your fries straight up, then these are most definitely perfect for that too.
The feta kind of steals the show.
I mean, it’s feta. It’s the best. And on fries? Perfection.
As is the aioli…if it’s your thing, I feel like people either love it or hate it, but if you love it, make this aioli. SO GOOD.
Oh, and one last thing, thinking these would be the perfect side/appetizer for the 4th of July??
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Yup, you should probably make these now, you know, just for a test run… and then again on the 4th. Sounds like a plan to me!
Only made the fries so far, but they are absolute restaurant quality. SO much flavor, and the roasted garlic in there is the bomb. I really wished I’d made the aioli when I tasted how good the fries came out. Guess I’ll have to make them again soon😋
Happy Sunday!😃 Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, I am so glad it turned out well for you! xx
Does the recipe only have one potato?
So sorry for the confusion. You need 4 potatoes for this recipe. Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love these fries!
Well, here in Greece, we really do love our fries with crumbled feta on top. This recipe is actually somewhat close to what my grandma used to make. Feta,oregano and garlic sauce (we call it “skordalia” in Greece and there are various recipes -if you are interested try that with bread,olive oil and walnuts).
Anyway, this was delicious. We loved it.
And if I may be bold , I ll suggest you try sage on fries. It is becoming a trend lately in the new wave of taverns here. I like it
And a last remark, oh you poor “foreigners” , I wish you could get some real feta and not feta-adjacent of feta-ish white things I have always found abroad. 😀
(I hope I didnt offend anyone, that was not the point, I hope you get what I meant)
Excellent blog. Kudos 😀
SO happy you enjoyed this one, thank you so much!
In my opinion 2x more aioli than you need for the fries. Came out pretty good. I would say slightly too much mustard in the aioli. Thanks!
I wanted to try this recipe because of the fries + feta combination… but when the fries came out of the oven and I dipped the first one into the aioli I completely forgot about mixing in the feta… Epic fail – except that it still tasted awesome!
LOL! So happy you still loved it! THAnk you!
Now this is a classy dish! These look wonderful, can’t wait to try!
Looks incredible! What tool did you use to cut the potatoes so perfectly skinny?! 🙂
Just a knife. Thanks so much and let me know if you have any other questions!
Kinda wonderin’ why there’s a picture with raw egg yokes in it, Did I miss something?
They look so curly and crispy that they actually LOOK fried! But they aren’t! What the heezy?! I like your way of doing the mayo by hand with a whisk too!
YUM! I have just discovered the joys of feta tossed fries myself when I put them in a chicken souvlaki in my last post, and totally agree with you – SO good. Next time I will try your aioli recipe as well rather than going for the store bought stuff, I am sure it is about a million times better!! 🙂
These fries though! Omg I love fries and with aioli??? These must be absolute heaven!
I could eat these fries all day long, love the aioli!