Greek Style Fries Topped with Eggs and Feta Cheese

greek style eggs and potatoes 2016 repost

I love all kinds of food, but the food that takes me back to my childhood is almost always going to be Greek.  My mother is Greek, and although my father is American, his family didn’t live close and like many fathers in those days, didn’t cook. As a result, the majority of the food I ate or was introduced to was Greek or had a Greek spin.  I have such incredible memories of my mother’s food, which by the way was all homemade: spanakopita, pastichio, avgolemono, baklava…..just amazing!  I remember coming back from the beach and my mom making a platter of meze (appetizers):  chunks of feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers covered in olive oil, olives, and bread.  She would fry potatoes in olive oil (and if you have had olive oil fries you know what I am talking about…delicious). We would sit outside in our bathing suits and eat Greek style (as she would call it) and eat from the same platter, and just dig in! Sometimes she would make the potatoes and then top them with eggs and sprinkle feta cheese on top. So good.  It reminds me so much of those carefree and happy days of childhood.  With her help, I decided to recreate my mother’s olive oil fries topped with eggs and feta cheese.

This makes a perfect meal anytime of the day or a great compliment to a platter of meze to be eaten Greek style!

Olive Oil Fries Topped with Eggs and Feta Cheese

4 servings (if you double the recipe, cook in 2 batches or use a large pan)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large baking potato
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 3 oz. feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Peel and cut-up the potato into a combination of medium thick steak fries and regular fries (they will fit better in the pan this way). Crumble the feta cheese and set aside. Pour the olive oil in the pan and place over medium/low heat (I use an 8 inch stainless frying pan). While the oil is heating, beat the eggs and milk together.
  • Once the oil is heated (the oil will be visibly thinner and you will hear a slight sizzle when a potato touches it), place the potatoes in a single layer in the frying pan (they can overlap a little). You will be cooking these low and slow, so you will need to be patient. It should take 10 to 12 minutes for the potatoes to brown on the bottom. Check the potatoes frequently and flip once they are golden brown on the bottom.
  • Once the potatoes have been flipped over, give the eggs an extra couple of stirs and pour evenly over the potatoes. Let the bottom cook, and lift periodically around the edges. Once the egg on top has mostly turned solid, evenly sprinkle half the cheese and half the salt. Then carefully flip over as one unit. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and salt on top. Let the bottom cook. You can cover to soften the cheese on top. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    #1 Use the other half of the potato to make oven fries or boil and make mashed potatoes for a future meal.

    #2 Serve as a dinner or lunch either on a meze platter or paired with veggies.

    24 Responses to“Greek Style Fries Topped with Eggs and Feta Cheese”

    1. Sandhya
      05/14/2015 at 5:42 pm #

      Looks delicious Antonia! I can almost smell them and love the crispy texture of the potatoes!

      • Zoale.com
        05/14/2015 at 5:47 pm #

        Thank you Sandhya 🙂 It is really delicious and super crispy!

    2. 05/15/2015 at 1:19 pm #

      Love, love, love this, Antonia! I made the Italian version for Her Majesty almost every week. I like the idea of adding feta. I must try it!

      • Zoale.com
        05/15/2015 at 9:42 pm #

        Thanks Francesca! Eggs and potatoes are so good together, aren’t they? It really is a good meal for children 🙂 My little ones like it too. Is the Italian version pretty similar? I hope you like it with feta!

    3. 05/16/2015 at 3:27 pm #

      Aww, haven’t tried Greek food in a very while! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us 😀

      • Zoale.com
        05/16/2015 at 5:00 pm #

        Thanks Lily! I hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

    4. 05/18/2015 at 3:15 am #

      Crispy and yummy snacks

      • Zoale.com
        05/18/2015 at 8:49 am #

        Thanks Vidya 🙂

    5. 05/18/2015 at 5:15 am #

      This looks so delicious! The potatoes sound all yummy and caramelised. Yum 😉

      • Zoale.com
        05/18/2015 at 8:50 am #

        Thank you Nina! It is very tasty 🙂

    6. 03/08/2016 at 3:25 pm #

      Wow this is such a unique and lovely recipe! Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/08/2016 at 3:50 pm #

        Thank you so much 😀

    7. 03/08/2016 at 3:27 pm #

      An interesting way to cook this dish. I’m sure they are quite good – I mean feta, potatoes and eggs 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/08/2016 at 3:54 pm #

        Thank you Judi! It is a great combination 🙂

    8. 03/08/2016 at 7:51 pm #

      Sounds super tasty Antonia!! 😀😀

      • Zoale.com
        03/08/2016 at 9:40 pm #

        Thank you Linda!

    9. 03/09/2016 at 2:31 pm #

      this sounds so good Antonia!

      • Zoale.com
        03/09/2016 at 4:19 pm #

        Thanks Lynn! It is very tasty 🙂

        • 03/09/2016 at 4:22 pm #

          I can’t imagine— yumm!

        • Zoale.com
          03/09/2016 at 4:26 pm #

          This is one of my favorites Lynn, and always takes me back to childhood 😀 Thank you!

        • 03/09/2016 at 4:43 pm #

          Thanks for sharing it!

        • Zoale.com
          03/09/2016 at 4:45 pm #

          You’re welcome 🙂

    10. 03/10/2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Looks amazing! Especially with that sprinkling of Feta!

      • Zoale.com
        03/10/2016 at 4:18 pm #

        You are so sweet Sadie 😀 The cheese is great on it and adds a nice salty punch. Happy almost weekend!

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