Zaatar Fries - Oven-Baked

It’s amazing how an everyday ingredient like the humble potato can be transformed into a flavor-packed treat with the addition of zaatar!

These steak fries are a simple side to whip up and are great alongside burgers, pork chops, and as the name implies, steaks!  In addition to being much healthier than frying, baking the fries produces a crispy, crunchy exterior while keeping them soft and creamy on the inside.  Zaatar, a unique blend of herbs, spices, and sesame seeds, adds an exotic, herbaceous touch. When paired with the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce, the combination of flavors is incredible.  And to really intensify the flavor of the dipping sauce, we’ve added sumac, which offers a tart, lemony flavor without being acidic.

Because there is immense variation in Zaatar qualities on the market, we highly recommend a genuine Zaatar blend with Syrian Oregano/Biblical Hyssop mainstay ingredient.  We invite you to try our very own blend available on this web shop and also on Amazon.Oven Baked Zaatar Steak Fries ready to serve with lemon yogurt

Oven-Baked Zaatar Steak Fries

Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 30 mins, Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 4
Serving Size: About 6 fries
Calories: 122, Fat: 5g, Protein: 5g, Carbs: 15g, Fiber: 1g


3 Russet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Za'atar
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 (7 oz.) container plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sumac

 Oven Baked Za'atar Steak Fries step one through step eight


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, then into 3-4 wedges per half.
  3. Divide the fries evenly between the two baking sheets, then drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the za'atar and parmesan cheese, and toss to ensure they are evenly coated.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, remove the fries from the oven and flip each one over.
  6. Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until crisp and browned on all sides.
  7. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce by placing the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until smooth.
  8. Serve the warm steak fries with the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce and enjoy! (And if you’d rather dip them in ketchup, go for it. We won’t judge you!) 

Oven Baked Za'atar Steak Fries out of the oven

1 comment

  • I have read these recipes and they sound delicious and easy to prepare. I am not very familiar with zaatar but have enjoyed it two or three times. I look forward to receiving your fabulous recipes in the near future so that I can become familiar with cooking with zaatar!

    Sonia Godfrey

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