Za'atar fries are a delicious and flavorful way to enjoy potatoes. These crispy and savory fries are coated with a blend of za'atar seasoning, olive oil, and salt, which gives them a Middle Eastern twist that's sure to delight your taste buds. In this blog post, we'll go over everything you need to know to make these tasty fries, including notes on ingredients, instructions, serving suggestions, and storage and reheating tips.
To make Za'atar fries, you'll need just a few simple ingredients:
- Russet Potatoes: Russet potatoes are the best type of potato to use for making fries because they have a high starch content, which makes them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You can use other types of potatoes, but they may not turn out as crispy.
- Za'atar Seasoning: Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend made from a mixture of dried thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, and salt. You can usually find Za'atar seasoning in the spice section of your local grocery store, or you can make your own by combining the individual spices. Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas Salad with Tahini Sauce if you enjoy za’atar roasted vegetables.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil is used to coat the potatoes and helps to make them crispy. You can use other types of oil, but olive oil works best.
- Salt: potatoes love a little salt, and most za’atar dose does not have salt so you need to add some.
Start by washing and cutting the potatoes into thin fries. Then, combine the Za'atar seasoning, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl and toss the potatoes until they're well coated. Arrange the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy. Finally, let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
Za'atar fries are delicious on their own or as a side dish to your favorite main course. Here are a few serving suggestions:
- Serve them with a dipping sauce: You can serve Za'atar fries with a variety of dipping sauces, such as Tahini sauce, Herb sauce, Cilantro garlic sauce, or Easy Tzatziki Sauce.
- With Chicken or fish: za’atar fries are a great side for chicken or fish like cod.
- Top them with feta cheese: For an extra burst of flavor, crumble some Marinated Feta With Oil Lemon and Rosemary over the top of the fries before serving.
Storage and Reheating Tips:
If you have any leftover Za'atar fries, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The texture is not quite as good after being refrigerated but if you reheat them in the oven, not the microwave they are still pretty tasty. To reheat them, preheat your oven to 425°F (204°C) and place the fries on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.
Za'atar fries are a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that's perfect for any occasion. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create crispy and flavorful fries that are sure to impress your family and friends. So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how tasty they are? Not only are they a crowd-pleaser, but they're also a healthier alternative to traditional fries, as they're roasted in the oven instead of being fried.
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Bake Za'atar Fries
- 4 medium-sized russet potatoes washed and cut into thin fries
- 3 tablespoons of Za'atar seasoning
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C).
- Wash and cut your russet potatoes into thin fries. You can leave the skin on or peel them, depending on your preference.
- In a large bowl, combine the Za'atar seasoning, olive oil, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the potato fries to the bowl and toss them with the seasoning mixture until they are well coated.
- Arrange the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure to spread them out evenly so they cook evenly.
- Place the baking sheet in the preh
- eated oven and roast the fries for 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the fries from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the Za'atar fries with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish to your favorite main course.