Greek Curly Fries with Whipped Feta

Greek Curly Fries with Whipped Feta | Sarcastic Cooking

Today I am taking Andy for his nine month doctor’s appointment. NINE MONTHS! Can you friggen believe it? I can’t! I mean I had high hopes I would be able to be a parent and turn out a pretty normal even-keeled kid, but to see that it has actually happened is still astonishing to me.

Greek Curly Fries |  Sarcastic Cooking

In these nine months I have learned a few valuable lessons:

  1. Babies look way cuter on a baby monitor while sleeping than they do in real life. That video monitor was a seriously great investment. I regret not registering for it in the first place.
  2. Breastfeeding is awful/magical/gross/beneficial/painful all rolled up into one. Formula feeding is soooo freeing! Both are great options. No mom-shaming here!
  3. No matter if you say it quietly or scream it meanly, your baby will not answer the question “What do you want?!?!?”
  4. I have figured out how to take a 7 minute shower and have even figured out the right amount of lotion to squirt on to my hand to lotion my entire body. Yep, it is quite a learned skill to get down to a ten minute shower and getting ready routine while your baby, aka the ticking time bomb, sleeps.
  5. The ponytail is a must!
  6. If all else fails and you just have one of those day, fries. Fries of any variety; curly, sweet potato, French, baked, fried, or covered in good toppings. All work to turn your mood around.

Greek Curly Fries topped with herbs and whipped feta  sarcastic cooking

I enjoy every moment of craziness and look forward to fries and wine when things get rough. These fries are the best!!! I think it is that whipped feta and lemon zest. It is like a big fat Greek punch in the face.

In a good way of course!

Greek Curly Fries with Whipped Feta

Baked curly fries topped with dreamy whipped feta, herbs, and lemon.
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 13 Ounces 1/2 Bag Frozen Seasoned Curly Fries
  • Zest of ½ a Lemon
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Chopped Thyme Leaves
  • ½ Teaspoon Fresh Chopped Basil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Whipped Feta:
  • 8 Ounces Feta Cheese
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven and cook the curly fries according to the instructions on the packaging. I baked my fries at 400 degrees F for twenty minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  2. While the fries bake assemble the toppings and make the whipped feta. Add the feta to a food processor. Pulse until the feta resembles very small crumbles. Add the cream cheese and puree, scraping down the sides as needed, for four minutes.
  3. Add the heavy cream and puree until smooth and almost fluffy. Add the whipped feta to a small plastic sandwich bag. Snip off one corner of the bag and set off to the side in a small cup or container.
  4. While the fries are hot and fresh out of the oven, top with the lemon zest and lemon juice. Next, squeeze some of the whipped feta on top of the fries. Lastly, top with the herbs and black pepper. No need for salt. The feta is salty enough!

Whipped feta recipe adapted from the queen of whipped feta Miss How Sweet Eats.

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  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    September 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

    You have much wise baby advice! 😛

    Yes. Fries. Always fries. Can’t believe how amazing these curly fries look-dyinngggg

  • Isadora @ She Likes Food
    September 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Fries really do make everything better, especially if they are curly fries! And I love them even more since you topped them with whipped feta, genius! Wouldn’t it be great if babies could just tell you what was wrong?! These delicious looking fries will definitely help you feel better 🙂

  • Ala
    September 9, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Wow–yes, time flies! But congrats on making it this far with your sanity intact, Stef! I just stumbled accross your blog through Liz and loved the title so much–I’m all about falling into fun sar”chasms”! Love it love it love it. I hope you have an awesome, rested week–and great to meetcha!

    • Stefanie
      September 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Aww yay! Thanks for stopping by Ala!!! Great to “meet” you too!

  • Joanne
    September 7, 2014 at 8:07 am

    So many great life lessons all in one post! And I totally agree on the fries…they heal all wounds.

  • Susan
    September 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These fries are incredible. Yes to the whipped feta! Also I can’t believe Andy is 9 months! Where did the time go?

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen
    September 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Curly fries are the best! Such a great idea to top them with whipped feta!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    September 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Nine months?? No. No way. Andy was definitely just born like a month ago. Just like my four month old was born yesterday. Time flies so stinkin’ fast!

    Also, I lol’ed at the shower thing: so much truth. I’m saving the recipe for these yummy fries for one of “those” days, for sure!

  • Julia
    September 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Oh my gosh, curly fries!! Let’s bring those puppies back into fashion! Love the whipped feta – I could eat a whole plate of these, no shame! P.S. You’re a master mom. 7 minute shower? amazing!

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
    September 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    THESE fries!!!!!! OMG seriously drooling/dying over these!

  • Kelly
    September 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I’m going to dream about these fries tonight! I never would have thought of whipped feta…. Yum!

  • Julia
    September 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I love this! And happy 9 months. 🙂 I remember with Will I realized SO many things I never knew or thought of about being a Mom and parenting. There is so much they don’t tell you about all of it that you just have to figure out. Each stage has its great parts and hard parts-enjoy every moment because it goes by fast! And..great looking fries!! I could eat the whole plate!

  • Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
    September 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I love this recipe!! Fries do make everything better. And curly fries are magic. 🙂

    • Stefanie
      September 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Curly fries ARE magical!!! You’re so right.

  • DessertForTwo
    September 3, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Dude! These fries are my dream! I deserve a giant plate! Ok, maybe you deserve them more, but share with me? 😉

    • Stefanie
      September 3, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Ha! You deserve them too girl!!! Of course I will share!