Greek Fries, easy homemade baked fries topped with a Greek seasoning mix, Tzatziki, fresh parsley, and feta cheese. These Greek French fries make an easy appetizer, snack, or side dish recipe!
No need to make a big mess and deep fry, for these crispy delicious homemade Greek Fries. These baked Greek style fries are topped with feta cheese, fresh parsley, and homemade (or store-bought) yogurt based Tzatziki sauce. These French fries make a simple side dish, snack, or appetizer for any occasion. Delicious!
To keep things a bit more on the healthy skinny side, to start these Greek Fries, I made my own French fries by baking the cut potatoes. A higher oven temperature helped keep them crispy and bake up quicker. You can however deep fry the potatoes or even use frozen French fries if you prefer for the base of this dish.
You could also keep all the toppings and choose another base such as sweet potatoes, zucchini, or even eggplant. You can cut and bake any of those vegetables into French fries as well (but may need to adjust the baking temperature and time a bit).
What are Greek Fries
Greek fries are not necessarily an authentic Greek recipe. They generally start with baked or fried potato and topped with Greek style toppings which may include Greek seasoning, lemon, parsley, oregano, feta cheese, and tzatziki (a cucumber and yogurt based sauce or dip).
Equipment You May Need
- Herb Chopper – Some type of herb chopper makes it simple for cutting up fresh parsley for these fries.
- Zester – A zester is great for fresh lemon zest.
- Parchment Paper – Parchment paper to line the baking pan is nice for cleanup and helps keep the potatoes crispy while baking. You could put the potatoes right on the baking sheet, but they may stick and the pans may be difficult to clean. I don’t recommend using silicone mats because the fries won’t crisp up as well.
(Full printable recipe card is at bottom of post.)
Greek Fries Ingredients
- Potato – Use a large russet baking potato. You could also try sweet potato, eggplant, or zucchini to make fries but may need to adjust the baking time and temperature. I left the skin on the potatoes but you can peel them if you prefer.
- Olive Oil – Just need a little.
- Oregano – I like to use dried oregano for these fries, but you could also use chopped fresh oregano and sprinkle on top with the fresh parsley.
- Lemon Zest – Use fresh lemon zest if you can for the best results.
- Salt – You can use your favorite type or whatever you have around.
- Black Pepper – I’d suggest freshly ground pepper.
- Garlic Powder – I prefer dried garlic powder over fresh minced garlic for this recipe.
- Tzatziki – You can use store-bought Tzatziki or homemade Tzatziki.
- Feta Cheese – Be sure to crumble the cheese before sprinkling it on top.
- Parsley – I prefer fresh parsley for this fry recipe rather than dried. Be sure to use flat parsley.
How to Make Greek Fries
Step One: Preheat oven. For crispy baked French fries be sure your oven is hot. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step Two: Thinly cut the potato into fries. The thinner you cut, the crispier the potatoes will be. Toss the fries witha little olive oil and then the dried seasonings. Place the fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Step Three: Bake the fries for about 20-30 minutes (or more/less depending on how thick you cut the potatoes). Rotate the pans about halfway through baking. You can flip the potatoes over as well for extra crispy fries.
Step Four: Spoon the Tzatziki over the baked fries and sprinkle feta cheese and parsley on top before serving.
(Full printable recipe card is at bottom of post.)
- Serve the potatoes right away after baking. The longer they sit with the toppings on such as the Tzatziki, the fries will lose a little crispiness.
- Instead of Tzatzki you can top with Greek yogurt or even Toum (garlic sauce). Even Spinach Dip would be delicious spooned on top.
- These Greek style French fries make a great appetizer, snack, or even side dish (perfect side for these Chicken Greek Salad Wraps)
- For a fun meal, you could even serve these fries on top (or underneath…) chicken or fish. Or stuff the fries right into a sandwich (like a gyro).
Quick Tips for Best Results
- Cut the potato into really thin strips so that they crisp. If the potatoes are cut too thick they can be difficult to crisp when baked. Also, be sure to use a good baking potato.
- Use your favorite Greek toppings and use more or less seasonings to your personal preference. The dried oregano, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, and pepper make a great Greek fry seasoning mix but you could use a store-bought or homemade Greek seasoning if you’d prefer.
- When you’re rotating the pans, you can flip the potatoes over at that point if you want the potatoes extra crispy but I personally don’t, because it takes a while and I think the fries turn out fine if you just rotate the pans.
Greek Fries FAQ
How should I store the Greek French Fries?
These fries are best when eaten right away after being baked. If you do need to store leftovers, the fries will need to be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you can, store the toppings and fries separately, then reheat the fries in a hot oven, then add the toppings.
Can I freeze the fries?
I would not recommend freezing the fries and/or toppings.
How long will the fries last?
The fries will last in the fridge for a few days but like I said, they will not be as good as when freshly baked.
Instead of all the dried seasonings, you can use your favorite Greek seasoning blend. Instead of a russet baking potato, you can try a sweet potato, zucchini, or eggplant. However, you may need to adjust the baking temperature and time.
Can I use low-fat ingredients?
You can use a low fat yogurt based Tzatziki. Instead of olive oil you could use a little nonstick spray.
What else can I add to this recipe?
Add your favorite fresh herbs sprinkled on top before serving.
Can I make this vegan/vegetarian/low carb/gluten-free?
Here are some suggestions, but I can’t guarantee results. Be sure as always to check particular brands and ingredients if you’re following a specific diet or have diet restrictions or allergies.
Vegan – Skip the Tzatziki or use a yogurt substitute.
Vegetarian – It’s vegetarian. Be sure to check individual brands/products just to be sure though.
Low-Carb – Instead of the baking potato you could try eggplant or zucchini fries.
Gluten-Free – It is gluten-free but as always, check ingredients and brands to be sure.
Other Potato Recipes You May Enjoy
- Oven-Baked Potato Wedges – Seasoned with taco seasoning or your favorite seasoning blend, these potato wedges are a great side dish.
- Ricotta Mashed Potatoes – Quick and easy mashed potatoes thanks to the microwave!
- Mashed Potato Focaccia – You won’t believe there are mashed potatoes in this simple homemade bread.
Hope you enjoy this tasty Greek French Fry recipe. Tell me in the comments what other toppings you added.
Greek Fries Video (How To)
Quick video how to make Greek Fries…
You might also like these Truffle Fries! Quick and delicious too!
Baked Greek Fries
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Thinly cut potato into long strips to form fries. Toss with olive oil then oregano, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and garlic. Place in single layer on lined baking sheet.
- Bake french fries about 20-30 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, or until desired crispiness.
- Spoon Tzatziki over french fries then sprinkle feta cheese and fresh parsley on top.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)
This post was originally published in February 2016, but updated in April 2021 with additional information.