Patates Tiganites: Greek Fried Potatoes Recipe

Patates Tiganites: Greek Fried Potatoes Recipe

Greek fried potatoes are a favorite meze to serve with drinks, side dish, and combined with feta cheese, and even as a main dish for a meal.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Peel the potatoes and slice into thin round, slices, or smaller pieces, according to preference.
  2. Step 2

    Soak in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, rinse well, and pat dry. 
  3. Step 3

    Salt before frying. Closed deep fryer: ​
  4. Step 4

    Bring to 355 F (180 C), lower the basket and fry for 7 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Raise the basket and allow oil to come to full heat again.
  6. Step 6

    Lower the basket and cook for 5 minutes more.
  7. Step 7

    Lift the basket and let drip for 2 minutes. Serve hot. Frying pan: ​
  8. Step 8

    In a deep frying pan, heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil over high heat before adding potatoes.
  9. Step 9

    Fry 4 to 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally so they don't stick.
  10. Step 10

    Cover the pan and let cook until golden brown.
  11. Step 11

    Remove with a slotted spoon, drain in a strainer or colander and serve. About draining: Many Greeks do not drain the potatoes on absorbent paper towels, however, this is a matter of preference. If you do drain them, do so for just long enough to get rid of the majority of the excess oil.