Fries are the ultimate pairing with burgers, but how about stepping it up a notch? No, I’m not talking about adding ketchup or making it poutine, I’m talking about adding a little bit of Mediterranean flavor. On every trip to Greece, I consumed pounds of delicious homemade fries. However, these are not fried in canola oil, sunflower oil or vegetable oil…they are fried in 100% pure, delicious, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.
Now, what would be the Greek equivalent to poutine? Well, if you had to add a cheese, it would most obviously be feta, spice would be oregano, and vinegar would be red wine vinegar…no gravy in sight!
Mouth watering yet?
- 2-3 cups extra virgin olive oil cold pressed (use your judgement based on pot size)
- 2 large yellow potatoes
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 tbsp oregano
- 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-1/2" thick fries.
- Heat olive oil in deep frying pan, pot, or deep fryer (I did this on the side burner of our BBQ which meant no smell lingering in the house afterwards.
- Deep fry potatoes in small batches for approximately 7 minutes or until potatoes float in the oil.
- Remove fries from oil and place on paper towel lined bowl to absorb excess oil.
- Transfer to serving dish and top with red wine vinegar, feta cheese, oregano, tomatoes, salt and pepper and serve immediately.