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These crispy, oven-baked fries are topped with fresh tomato, cucumber, tangy feta, crunchy roasted chickpeas then drizzled with creamy tzatziki sauce creating an easy solution for a weeknight meal.
What happens when you combine a greek salad and the concept of street fair chili cheese fries?? You get these Loaded Greek Street Cart Fries! The crisp on the outside, tender on the inside fries combine with the great Greek flavors from the marinated tomatoes, feta and tzatziki sauce to give you a great choice next time you want an easy and delicious idea for Meatless Monday! These are definitely a knife and fork type of fries!!
Making Street Cart Fries
So, this is really a pretty easy recipe and the best part is you can customize it to your liking without much extra effort!
Bake the chickpeas and the fries. Get these started first so everything is ready at the same time. One key to this step it to be sure you get the chickpeas as dry as possible before you toss them with oil. The drier they are the crispier they will get when you roast them.
Marinate the tomatoes and peppers. Letting them sit in the oil gives them great flavor and a little extra "sauce" for your fries.
Put it all together. Once the fries are ready add them to your serving dish of choice, top with the chickpeas and layer on the rest of the ingredients. Be generous with the tzatziki - it's a key part of the flavor for this dish. You can use store bought tzatziki or if you want to try your hand at making it yourself this is one of my favorite recipes.
This unique dish is the perfect party appetizer or a fun and easy weeknight meal when you’re craving veggies but also craving something crispy and crunchy. Sort of like a fries salad!!
Why Frozen Fries?
You'd heard me talk about the value in buying certain things pre-made before. When you are selective about doing this you can save time in your meal prep. Food is always best when it's made with real, quality ingredients and these 100% Grown in Idaho Potatoes are no exception. Unless you have a deep fryer at home getting homemade fries crispy can be a challenge. These fries come out nice and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside - exactly what you want for your fries. You can find Grown in Idaho Potatoes in the freezer section at your local grocery store. If you want to put a bit of a twist on the recipe you can sub Grown in Idaho Potato Puff for the fries!!
Loaded Greek Street Cart Fries
For the chickpeas:
- ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- For the marinated veggies:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons chopped Italian parsley
- ½ teaspoon chopped fresh dill
- ½ cup diced roma tomatoes
- ½ cup diced red pepper
- ⅓ cup diced English cucumber
- For the fries:
- ½ bag Grown in Idaho Potatoes Hand Cut Fries
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ¼ cup kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- ½ cup tzatziki sauce
- Heat the oven. Preheat the oven to 420°F.
- Roast the chickpeas. Spread the chickpeas out on a paper towel and pat them dry. Add to a bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic salt, oregano and ground pepper. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
- Bake the fries. Spread the fries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake according to package directions, 20 - 30 minutes.
- Marinate the tomatoes and pepper. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and red pepper to a small mixing bowl. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice and herbs. Let marinate in the refrigerator while the potatoes are roasting.
- Assemble. Add the warm fries to a serving dish of your choice. Top with the chickpeas, marinated veggies, olives, feta and tzatziki. Serve and enjoy!