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Patates Tiganites: A Greek Traditional Fried Potatoes Recipe

If you are a potato lover, you definitely need to try the Greek version of fried potatoes. Known as patates tiganites, this is one of the most popular foods in Greece!  To make patates tiganites you literally need only three ingredients: fresh potatoes, Greek olive oil, and salt.  Not any other kind of frying oil would do! Only Greek olive oil.

I enjoy this meal with a huge piece of Greek feta cheese and a traditional horiatiki salad.

Patates Tiganites

Patates Tiganites – Ingredients

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • Greek olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper (optional)
  • Oregano (optional)

Patates Tiganites – Instructions

  1. Start this recipe by washing the potatoes with fresh water. Then, peel and wash again the potatoes.
  2. Cut them into thick slices. Then, cut each slice into narrow strips.
  3. Put the potato strips a bowl with cold water until you are ready to fry them so that they do not oxidize. If you are planning to make the patates tiganites right after you cut the potatoes into narrow strips, you should omit this step.
  4. Take a frying pan and add some Greek olive oil. Bring to heat over medium temperature.
  5. Drain the potatoes and add them into the oil.
  6. Don’t stir the potatoes right away. Allow the potatoes to fry for at least 5 to 10 minutes before you start stirring them. Then, stir the potatoes occasionally until they get the desired color.
  7. Take a plate and cover it with some absorbent paper.
  8. With the help of a slotted spoon remove the potatoes from the oil and place on the plate.
  9. Repeat the same process if you have cut more potatoes.
  10. Add some salt.
  11. Add some pepper and oregano (optional) and serve.

I hope you enjoy this patates tiganites recipe. If you do not like to fry your food, you can always try this baked potato fries recipe version.

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