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Air Fryer Greek French Fries

September 24, 2019 (Last updated April 17, 2024) · Nicole Triebe

Satisfy your french fry cravings with half the guilt! My air fryer Greek french fries are crispy and delicious without using much oil!

While honeymooning in the Greek Islands, my wife and I fell in love with their culture, beautiful scenery, and insanely delicious food! One of my favorites was the simplicity of their French fries, or patates tiganites. By using just a couple of ingredients, you can make a satisfying side dish for any meal!

These Greek fries are a delightful twist on the classic fried potato we all know and love. Steeped in the flavors of the Mediterranean, these fries are seasoned with an aromatic blend of oregano, sea salt, and a hint of lemon, making them irresistibly tasty and wonderfully crisp. Perfect as a standalone snack, a side to gyros or a greek salad, or paired with a creamy tzatziki sauce, Greek feta fries bring a touch of the Aegean to any plate. These are the ultimate side dish and taste like they’re from a Greek restaurant!

seasoned potato wedges in bowl on cutting board

Why are air fryer french fries healthier?

If you’re not familiar with what an Air Fryer is, this new kitchen appliance uses circulating hot air to cook food similar to a small convection oven.  Compared to using a deep-fryer, the air fryer reduces the amount of fat and calories in your food. It has cut my cooking time in half and made foods that would normally be loaded in calories so much healthier! 

That means long as you don’t eat the whole basket of air fryer greek french fries,  they’re so much healthier than oil-fried potatoes! Typically, a few cups of oil is used for frying french fries.  With air fryer french fries, just two tablespoons is used! That’s a huge difference in fat and calories. If you want to make even more of a cut in a calories, you can using a coconut or avocado oil spray!

potato wedges in air fryer basket

How do I make air fryer Greek french fries?

  1. Preheat your oven: Set your air fryer to 400°F (205°C). This high temperature is crucial for getting crispy wedges.
  2. Prepare your potatoes:
    • Wash and dry: Thoroughly wash the potatoes to remove any dirt. Pat them dry. You could use Russet potatoes or yukon gold.
    • Cut into wedges: Cut each potato in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 3-4 wedges, depending on the size of the potato. Try to keep them uniformly sized for even cooking.
  3. Soak the wedges (optional, but helps in removing excess starch for extra crispiness):
    • Soak the wedges in cold water for at least 30 minutes. This step is optional but recommended.
    • Drain and thoroughly pat dry with a towel.
  4. Season the wedges:
    • In a large mixing bowl, toss the wedges with extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and greek seasoning like oregano, and paprika. 
  5. Arrange in the air fryer basket:
    • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with an oil with a high smoke point oil like avocado, canola, peanut, sesame, or sunflower
    • Spread the wedges out in a single layer, ensuring they aren’t touching too much (this helps them become crispy).
  6. Air Fry:
    • Place in the preheated air fryer and air fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Halfway through the baking time, shake the basket, ensuring the fries are still in one layer.
  7. Serve hot:
    • Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
    • Serve warm as is or with your favorite dipping sauce!
air fryer greek french fries on serving platter with dipping sauce

While the fries are cooking, mix up your dipping sauce! This sauce combines the mellow, aromatic punch of fresh garlic with the soothing coolness of yogurt, creating a perfect balance that enhances those crispy fries! It’s simple to whip up with just a handful of ingredients, it’s bound to become a staple in your culinary repertoire, bringing a touch of Mediterranean flair to your table.

Combine the following in a small bowl:

1 cup greek yogurt

Juice from 1 lemon

4 garlic cloves

4 tbl extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup crumbled feta

Whisk to combine and set aside.

air fryer greek french fries on serving platter

Once the cooking time is up, remove from the air fryer and place on your serving platter.  Drizzle lemon juice over top of the fries (you can use a little or a lot depending on your taste).  Top with crumbled salty feta cheese, dried oregano and fresh parsley.  Serve with a slice of lemon and the spicy yogurt dipping sauce!

FAQ and Expert Tips

Got leftovers? If you have leftover fries, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

To reheat: Set temperature to 400°F time to 3 mins and air fry. Shake at 2 mins to ensure even heating. When cooking time is up check if it’s warmed through. Air fryer for one more minute if needed.

Additional Recipes to Try

Still hungry? Check out these other recipes.

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Greek Chicken Bowls – these bowls are loaded with juicy chicken, roasted chickpeas and fresh veggies! Perfect for a healthy dinner! 

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries – crispy, mouthwatering, and so addicting!  Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for the perfect side dish!l

Panzanella Salad – made with homemade garlic croutons, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, and a basil vinaigrette. This salad is a family favorite!

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Air Fryer Greek French Fries

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Greek


Satisfy your french fry cravings with half the guilt! My air fryer Greek french fries are crispy and delicious without using much oil!




For fries

  • 1 pound russet or yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

For dipping sauce

1 cup greek yogurt

Juice from 1 lemon

4 garlic cloves

4 tbl olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 cup crumbled feta


  1. Combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. Wash and cut potatoes into french fry sizes. Try to keep them as evenly sized as possible for even cooking.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano to coat
  4. Place the potatoes in air fryer basket and spread them evenly over the basket.
  5. Air fry potatoes at 400°F for 10 minutes. Open air fryer and gently  shake and turn the potatoes. Try not to break them. Cook for an additional 3 minutes for crispy potatoes.
  6. Remove from air fryer and place on serving platter.  Squeeze 1/2 lemon over top and add crumbled feta, additional oregano and fresh chopped parsley.  Serve with dipping sauce

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  • Reply Amy Rueffer July 9, 2020 at 4:56 am

    These are incredible! The seasoning is delicious and they were perfectly crispy. I made a small batch not expecting my kids to eat them since they didn’t look like a fast food fry. They ended up fighting over who got more! I will absolutely be making more next time so I get more than 1!!

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