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!
- 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
#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.