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Olive oil fries

Authentic Greek Olive Oil Fries – Patates Tiganites

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author OliveTomato.com



  • Peel the potatoes and cut in long pieces, don’t try to make them perfectly shaped. Soak them in a bowl of water for at least an hour. Drain and place them in a bowl, salt them and mix them with your hands so that all pieces are covered.
  • In a pot or pan that has enough space for the potatoes in one layer, add some olive oil, about an inch high.
  • Heat the olive oil on medium heat, once the oil starts making sizzling noises (I measured a temperature of about 330 F) you add the potatoes. Fry the potatoes at this temperature for about 5 minutes. Stir gently a few times so that the potatoes do not stick. After that, lower the heat and continue frying for another 5 minutes and then raise the heat slightly and fry for 2-3 minutes more until you have a golden color.
  • Place a plate with paper towels and remove the fries with a slotted spoon and place them on the napkins. Place another napkin on top to absorb any oil.
  • Serve on a plate, and sprinkle dry oregano and a bit of salt if needed.
  • You may accompany with feta cheese and lemon.