Tuesday, September 3, 2013

greek fries


we used to have a restaurant in town by unlv {our local university} it was called paymons.. the best greek food around.. i would get stuffed grape leaves and well greek fries.. i could never pinpoint the exact flavor combination but it was wonderful.. they then opened one downtown by my old office and we went as often as we could.. i got to talking to the waiter and chatted him up one afternoon{hoping to get the recipe} for the fries.. i didn't get it but i did get some of the ingredients and well from there i experimented until i got it to what i thought was pretty close to their fries.. i haven't eaten there in years and the one downtown closed and i believe the one by the university closed as well :( luckily when i am in the mood i can whip these up pretty quickly and get my greek fry fix..


greek fries

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 25-35 minutes
servings: 4 or in my case 1 *wink*

ingredients:

3 large baking potatoes, sliced into fries {or 1 bag of frozen shoe string potatoes}
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 tsp. dried oregano {i grew greek oregano dried it out and crumbled it}
salt and pepper
juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon

{optional toppings}

feta
fresh chopped oregano

directions:

pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees {f}.. line a baking sheet with foil and spray with pam.. cut your potatoes into fries.. {you can cut them into steak fries or wedges if you prefer} in a small mixing bowl combine all the other ingredients and whisk.. pour over fries and toss to coat.. bake fries for 15 minutes and remove from oven and with  spatula moved them around  and flip over so they evenly brown.. add back to the oven cook another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.. remove from oven.. if you want top with feta and fresh chopped oregano.. i opt not to do that but others might want too.. i like to serve them with a little tzatziki sauce..

enjoy and get cook'n!!

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