Granny's Greek Fried Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This simple recipe bursts with flavor and goodness! Taken from and posted for ZWT. Time does NOT include 'sit' time (45 minutes.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large potatoes
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lemon (half, for the juice)
  • 2 cups virgin olive oil (for frying)


  1. Peel and cut two large potatoes in thick pieces, salt them, sprinkle them with the juice of half a lemon and stir them well.
  2. Cover them and leave them for about 45 minutes.
  3. In a deep frying pan, heat up 2 cups of virgin olive oil.
  4. Drop the potatoes in the hot olive oil and let them fry with no cover until they get golden.
  5. Take them out with a strainer-ladle and place them on kitchen paper towels so that they totally drain from the excess oil. (They are eaten hot.).
Most Helpful

5 5

My husband said, "The potatoes were AWESOME!" The kids and I gobbled them up to. I could see these being made frequently in our house. I made them exactly as written with beautiful results. Thank you alligirl. Made for team Tasty Testers for the Greek cookbook during ZWT9.

5 5

What yummy potatoes Granny!!! I made this for one serving, using a peeled and thick sliced red potato. I forgot to cut back on the lemon, but it worked out wonderful for me. I also didn't use the amount of oil, as it wasn't necessary for the amount I made for lunch. These were nice and crispy on the outside but soft and moist on the inside, perfect fried potatoes!!! Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe. Made for your win in the Game Forum Trivia Event.

5 5

I made these as directed EXCEPT, I put them in the oven to bake (yes, I know, fried potatoes, I'm just not a huge lover of frying :( ) - they were wonderful! lemon flavour came through loud and clear but not over-powering, very pleasant, crisped nicely, DH was delighted since he loves potatoes and I am not a fan, so this was a real treat for him! Really nice Alligirl, made and enjoyed for ZWT 9