Greek Fries with Tzatziki Sauce and Feta Cheese is takeout food at home at its best. Bake your favorite french fries and then top them with a delicious Greek-inspired cucumber and tomato salsa. Finish your Greek-style fries with homemade Tzatziki Sauce and fresh crumbled Feta cheese for an easy and flavor-packed lunch or dinner.
What are Greek fries?
These Greek fries give a Mediterranean twist to the classic loaded fries. This recipe is inspired by a similar dish that I order from a Greek-style fast-food restaurant in my hometown.
Are Greek fries actually Greek?
When I was in Greece, fries were served as a pile of crispy shoestring fries flavored with oregano and lemon and seasoned with salt and pepper. But Greek fast food restaurants near me serve a version of loaded Greek-flavored fries with tomato, feta cheese, Greek dressing, and Tzatziki on the side.
These Greek-style loaded fries are easy to make so they're pretty much perfect for a last-minute lunch or dinner. You can make the cucumber tomato topping while your fries cook.
Homemade Greek Fries with Feta Cheese and Tzatziki Sauce tick every box for me:
- loaded fries: I'm obsessed with french fry toppings and these greek tzatziki fries are a winner every time.
- delicious Greek-inspired flavors: Tzatziki sauce, fresh lemon juice, herby dried oregano, zippy garlic, and Greek olive oil all combine together in a similar fashion to my Greek Lemon Potatoes with bold flavors and easy prep.
- easy comfort food: this greek fries recipe requires simple ingredients but it just 'feels' like a takeout treat.
- big, bold flavors: I love big flavors - lemon, oregano, and garlic are all bold and satisfying.
Ingredients for Greek Fries with Feta
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
- Greek fries seasoning: bake whatever fries are your favorite, whether they are store-bought frozen french fries or homemade fries (Russet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes make good fries!). Once they're baked, toss them with lemon zest and dried oregano.
- Greek fries toppings: you'll need cucumber, tomato, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, and oil to make a Greek-style fresh salsa to top the fries. You'll also need crumbled feta cheese and Tzatziki sauce to serve with the fries. You can use storebought sauce but my Tzatziki Sauce recipe is pretty perfect.
✔ This recipe is vegetarian
> Want homemade fries? Use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes for homemade fries.
> Make it even easier? You can use store-bought Tzatziki sauce if you want to. (But my recipe is the best and is super easy!)
How to Make Loaded Greek Fries
To make the Tzatziki sauce, mix together Greek yogurt, shredded + drained cucumber, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
To make the salsa, dice the cucumber and tomato and mix them with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake the fries according to the package instructions. Season the fries with the zest of a lemon, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Plate a serving of fries and add the fresh salsa on top.
Add crumbled feta cheese and either spoon some Tzatziki over the fries or serve with a small bowl of Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
RECIPE TIP: Feta cheese comes packaged in brine. To make sure your fries don't get soggy, crumble the fresh Feta cheese and let it sit out on a plate to dry a bit while your fries bake.
What to serve with Greek Fries
You can serve the Greek fries just like this for a meal or top them with a fried egg. To serve Greek fries as a side dish, try them paired with a Greek Turkey Burger, a Crispy Chicken Burger, or a Green Goddess Halloumi Burger.
You can make the Tzatziki sauce a day or two ahead but make the fresh salsa the day you need it. Prepared Greek Fries are best made to order, not ahead of time because fries aren't that good reheated.
Greek fries are seasoned with dried oregano and lemon zest before baking.
Typically, Greek Tzatziki sauce made of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic is served with Greek fries.
Greek Fries with Tzatziki + Feta
- 1 kg french fries (store-bought or homemade)
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from about 1 lemon)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
For the Salsa
For the Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
- ½ large cucumber (shredded and drained)
- 1 large garlic clove (minced or microplaned)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- ½ cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
For the Fries
- Bake the fries according to package instructions. Add the fries to a bowl and toss with lemon zest, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
For the Tzatziki sauce
- Finely grate the cucumber and set it in a colander over a bowl. Salt it and let sit for 10 minutes then squeeze all of the liquid out.
- Add the cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic to the yogurt and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and set aside until needed.
For the Salsa
- Dice the cucumber and tomato and mix together with the garlic, olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season to taste.
- Once your fries are done, plate them. Top each serving with some of the cucumber and tomato mix, crumbled feta cheese and a scoop or bowl of Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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This post was originally posted on January 27, 2018, and updated on January 23, 2023.
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