Sunday, February 2, 2020

Oops! #Feta Fries rerun #Giveaway! by Denise Swanson

To everyone who visited our blog today expecting our usual fabulous Sunday guest, I apologize. Life got in the way and I didn't realize it was my turn to invite someone to be my guest here in the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen.

Sadly, it was also too late for me to make something and share my recipe with you so please pardon this rerun of one of my all time favorite recipes. Feta Fries!

Every once in a while I just crave French fries, but with my HIT—Healthy, Inexpensive, Tasty—philosophy of eating, I try to resist. Then I ran across this recipe and once I tweaked it to our tastes, my husband and I can enjoy fries guilt free. I prep all the ingredients in advance so I can assemble quickly while the fries are still hot.


Cooking spray
2 large, but long and skinny Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon oregano
 Crumbled feta cheese
Greek yogurt

1 lb. chicken breast seasoned and grilled, then shredded

Preheat oven to 450F. 
Cut each potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; cut each slice into 1/4-inch fries. Toss the potatoes and oil in a large bowl. Season with zest, dried oregano, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, oregano, and pepper. Toss to coat.
Spread potatoes on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and bake 10 minutes. Flip fries, and bake until crisp and brown, another 15 minutes.

Top fries with chicken. Sprinkle Greek yogurt and feta cheese over top.

To make up for my oopsie, I'm doing a winner's choice giveaway. Leave your e-mail in the comments for a chance to win either Dead in the Water, Die Me a River, or my newest Scumble River book, Come Homicide or High Water. Winner will be selected February 20th.


  1. Welcome. That is so ok. Life happens all the time and we just have to deal with it. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Yummmy. I would love to try: Dead in the Water quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

  2. Feta is my favorite cheese! I would like Dead in the Water if I win!

  3. The recipe is perfect for winter which is delectable. Reading Die me A River would be great. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Your fries are so appetizing. Come Homicide or High Water interests me. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(com)

  5. Oh well, the fries sound so good. I must have missed it last time so I'm happy for a rerun. Haven't read Homicide in High Water yet, I'd love that one.

  6. Meal in one fries. A great idea.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  7. Glad for this. I didn't see your feta fries before. Just showed it to my daughter. She was just asking if I needed anything from the store. I showed her this and she is making sure we have the necessary ingredients. So thank you!! If picked I would love to read Come Homicide or High Water. deepotter at centurylink dot net

  8. Life is always getting in my way. And, repeats are good to jog the memory. The fries look great. Come Homicide or High Water would be great. Thanks for the choice and the chance.
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  9. Oh yum & I love fries. I haven't read Come Homicide or High Water yet so I'd choose that one.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  10. That recipe looks really good. Need to try it.
    Come Homicide or High Water would be my choice.

  11. This looks delicious! LOVE feta cheese. Thanks for the chance. Would love Dead in the Water.

  12. Yummy! Definitely need to try these. Love Skye & Wally & their adventures. Come Homicide or High Water is my pick!
    Stacieamelotte (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Recipe looks amazing! Would really like to read "Come Homicide or High Water".

  14. This just looks so good and sounds so good. I would love to read a print copy of Come Homicide or High Water. Peggy Clayton

  15. Sounds good! I would love to read Homicide or High Water! Love very Scumble River books! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  16. You can oopsie any time!! I would love to win one of these books! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Good recipe! I have Die me a River but would love one of the other two.

  18. Delicious dish!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  19. The fried look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I would be thrilled with any of the three book choices! Thanks so much for the chance!✨ Lisa Mitchell. Blessedfllady62 at Yahoo dot com

  20. The fries look delicious. Thanks for a new idea for fries. I would appreciate Die Me A River by Denise Swanson. Thanks for the chance. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Hey, you're golden! Some may not have seen this, so it's a treat 😉 Thanks for the fun!
    Kelly Braun

  22. Now you've done went and done it - made me drool on my keyboard. Sounds yummy and I still want to try this. I'll have to wait for company to do so because hubby isn't a great one to try new things.

    Would love the opportunity to win one of your books! Thank you for the chance! <3
    Have a great rest of the day and face the new week with a smile. After all, it will make folks wonder what you have been up to. :)
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  23. Would love to win Die Me A River. Thanks for the recipe. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. The fries look so delicious. Thank you for the chance I'd love to receive your book!

  25. I love Feta cheese! I use it in several pasta recipes.

  26. Yum! And ty for the giveaway too.

  27. That sounds yummy - I like recipes that use lots of spices! Happy Sunday!! Magenta425 at yahoo dot com

  28. Love anything with Fet . Those fries look amazing. Thank you for the chance. lamonicaks(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Looks yummy! Would love to win Dead In The Water.

  30. I'll be right over for dinner! Those look and sound amazing! I can't wait to give them a try. Thank you for sharing. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. Life happens! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. Now you made me hungry! Sounds delicious!

  35. Sounds so good!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  36. Would love to get any of these, count me in!

  37. I like that recipe idea and plan to try it---so I'm glad for a reprint.

  38. I haven't read any of them yet so any one would be great!

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