Nothing is better than a batch of homemade Air Fryer Loaded Greek Fries. They are amazing, crispy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside, the perfect batch to snack on.
Today, I will teach you the secret to a great batch of Air Fryer Homemade Greek Fries, made right in your own kitchen with your own air fryer.
I added some great layers of flavors to make a great batch, but if you are looking for a great recipe, this recipe will work with your own toppings. So, feel free to play with the recipe and get the best batch for you and your family.
If you are looking for other great and easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER LOADED TATER TOTS, AIR FRYER CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA, AIR FRYER BLOOMING ONION and AIR FRYER LOADED POTATO SKINS.
What Are Greek Fries
Greek fries, also known as Greek-style fries or Greek potato fries, are a delicious variation of traditional French fries that are popular in Greek cuisine. They are typically made using thick-cut potato wedges or slices that are seasoned and cooked to perfection.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Greek French Fries
Greek fries are a delicious and unique twist on regular French fries. They combine crunchy potatoes with flavorful Greek seasoning to make an incredibly tasty dish! And the best part? Making Greek fries is simple, quick, and requires very few ingredients.
We’ve got all the information you need to make the perfect batch of greasy goodness right here: from what kind of potato you should use to what type of seasoning adds that extra zing. Read on for everything you need to know about making Greek Fries!
Remember the step-by-step directions are below in the printable recipe card, at the bottom of this page, as well as the nutritional information.
- Potatoes: Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes
- Oil: Use high-heat oil, such as olive oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil.
- Seasonings and Spices: Lemon Zest, Greek Seasoning
- Toppings: Crumbled Feta Cheese, Tzatziki Sauce, Diced Red Onion, Fresh Parsley, Diced Kalamata Olives, Pepperoncini Peppers, and Fresh Dill
How To Make Greek Fries In Air Fryer
Greek Fries – a dish that looks complex to make, but in reality, is quite easy! You’d be surprised by how quickly you can whip up these flavorful fries using an air fryer. With the right ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you’ll create a delicious side dish your whole family will love.
Below, we will take you through exactly how to make Greek fries with the perfect crunch and flavor in your air fryer, so give it a try tonight!
Step One: Prepare The Air Fryer Basket
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F, air fryer setting—spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
Step One: Prepare The French Fries
Use a potato slicer to cut potatoes into French fry shapes, or manually cut potatoes into ¼-inch strips—toss potatoes in a large bowl with oil, lemon zest, and Greek seasoning.
Step Three: Air Fry The Homemade Greek Fries
Arrange potatoes in an air fryer basket in a single layer. If using a smaller air fryer – you may need to work in batches. Air Fry for 15 minutes, stopping to flip with tongs about halfway through.
Step Four: Add Your Toppings
Remove from the air fryer and top with feta, tzatziki, onion, and parsley. Garnish with optional toppings such as olives, peppers, and dill sprigs.
What Is An Air Fryer?
If you don’t have an air fryer but are curious about what one is, it’s a small kitchen appliance on your counter.
An air fryer works by spinning hot air around the air fryer basket or oven and perfectly cooking up the food.
Air Fryes, due to their small size and fan use, cook much quicker than a traditional oven. And for some, foods perfectly crisp them up without the use of oil, which is why they are a healthy alternative.
What Kind of Air Fryer For French Fries?
I have many air fryers, and I have used this recipe in most of my air fryers; remember, I have teens who are always eager to eat some homemade French Fries.
This recipe will work whether you use the Instant Pot Vortex Plus, Phillips Air Fryer, Ninja Foodi, and of course, the new Instant Pot Lid (Crisping Lid)
Whatever air fryer you use, this recipe will work perfectly, and you will get a great batch of French Fries.
What Type of Potatoes Should You Use
Use a firm potato; I prefer either a Russett Potato or Yukon Potatoes. You really need the potato to hold its shape during air frying. No mushy fries are needed.
You do not need to peel. Unless you want to. The key is to wash the potato well before slicing, but remember to dry the potatoes well.
How To Cut The Potatoes
Once you have washed and dried them, you need to cut them. While you can use a sharp knife to cut the French Fries, I actually prefer a Mandoline.
A Mandoline is one of the best investments you can buy with your Air Fryer. Since every French fry will be the same size, the batch will cook at about the same time, perfect for air frying.
Soaking Air Fryer French Fries
This is a large debate of whether you should or should not soak potatoes to air fry a perfect batch.
While I do typically soak them for about 30 to 60 minutes. Which is said to remove the starch. I do find that coating them with oil eliminates the need for this step.
Although, if you want really crunchy French Fries, I would soak them.
Dry Fries Thoroughly
Whether you soak or wash them off, ensure the fries are thoroughly dried before adding the olive oil.
If you do not dry them off, you will find that you get a batch of really soggy French Fries.
One of the biggest challenges everyone faces with an air fryer is the thought that they can add all of the French Fries in, and they will perfectly crisp up.
Why not, you say? You probably saw the advertisement with the French Fries piled high in the air fryer basket. While that makes a great picture, the French Fries will not air fry up correctly.
Remember, an air fryer works by the hot air spinning around the food and crisping up. It will not cook correctly if you don’t allow the hot air to flow freely around the food. This usually leaves you with a batch of soggy fries, wondering what went wrong.
So, for best results–single layer.
More Air Fryer Recipes
- AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO CHIPS
- AIR FRYER BLOOMING ONION
- BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE RECIPE SHRIMP
- AIR FRYER CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA
- AIR FRYER LOADED TATER TOTS
- BLACKSTONE LOADED GRILLED NACHOS
- AIR FRYER HARDEE’S BIG HOT HAM ‘N’ CHEESE
- AIR FRYER PHILLY CHEESESTEAK CALZONES
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There is nothing better than a batch of homemade Air Fryer Loaded Greek French Fries. They are amazing, crispy on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside, the perfect batch to snack on.
- 2 large Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup tzatziki
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 2 tablespoons parsley fresh and diced
Following manufacturer’s instructions, preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
Spray the air fryer basket with vegetable cooking spray.
Use a potato slicer to cut potatoes into French fry shapes, or manually cut potatoes into¼-inch strips.
Toss potatoes in a large bowl with oil, lemon zest, and Greek seasoning
Arrange potatoes in an air fryer basket in a single layer. If using a smaller air fryer–you may need to work in batches.
Cook for 15 minutes, stopping to flip with a metal spatula halfway through.
Remove from air fryer and top with feta, tzatziki, onion, and parsley.
Garnish with optional toppings such as the olives, peppers and /or dill sprigs.
Notes& Tips: Greek seasoning is a blend of several common spices and can be purchased or made at home. Combine–to your tastes–dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, dill, black pepper, and salt. Store in a dry, tight container.
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