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.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 2large potatoes (baking)
- 2teaspoons of salt (sea)
- 3inches of olive oil (for frying)
Step 1Peel the potatoes and slice into thin round, slices, or smaller pieces, according to preference.
Step 2Soak in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, rinse well, and pat dry.
Step 3Salt before frying. Closed deep fryer:
Step 4Bring to 355 F (180 C), lower the basket and fry for 7 minutes.
Step 5Raise the basket and allow oil to come to full heat again.
Step 6Lower the basket and cook for 5 minutes more.
Step 7Lift the basket and let drip for 2 minutes. Serve hot. Frying pan:
Step 8In a deep frying pan, heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil over high heat before adding potatoes.
Step 9Fry 4 to 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally so they don't stick.
Step 10Cover the pan and let cook until golden brown.
Step 11Remove 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.