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Want Fries On Your Salad? OK: Top Your Salad With French Fries!

The Idaho Potato Commission develops many delicious potato recipes, incorporating trending food flavors into conventional preparations (harissa, sriracha), as well as new concepts like this one:

French fries as a salad garnish.

“The crisp flavors of a Greek salad harmonize effortlessly with seasoned fries, while a cool, tangy tzatziki sauce extends the Mediterranean theme,” they say.

The fries themselves are more Greek than “French”: They’re seasoned with Greek spices.

For a bit of food fun, here’s the recipe.

For The Fries

  • 2 Idaho potatoes, cut into a french fry (julienne)shape
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    For The Salad Dressing

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
    For The Salad

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, chopped into cubes
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives
    For The Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons cucumber, cut into small matchsticks

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, toss together all the french fry ingredients. Place the fries on a baking sheet and cook for 40 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Meanwhile…

    2. MAKE the salad dressing: Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a bowl.

    3. COMBINE the salad ingredients in a large bowl, pour on the dressing and toss. Cover and place in the fridge while fries finish baking.

    4. COMBINE the tzatziki sauce ingredients.

      Salad With Fries
    [1] Greek Salad with fries from the Idaho Potato Commission.

    Classic Greek Salad
    [2] Classic Greek Salad from The Maiden Lane Restaurant | NYC).

    Greek Salad
    [3] Creative plating from Stix Restaurant | NYC.

    Special Greek Salad

    [4] Very creative plating: a vertical Greek Salad from Death Ave | NYC.

    5. SERVE the crispy fries on top of the Greek salad, with a drizzle of tzatziki sauce.

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