Shawarma Steak Fries with Harissa Tahini

It’s not a secret that I love Mediterranean food and I always try to find a way to incorporate those flavors into some of my favorite dishes. This is a good twist on having boring regular fries, just by adding Harissa Tahini/Garlic sauce, trust me you will thank me for it!

Shawarma Steak Fries with Harissa Tahini

Course: AppetizersCuisine: Mediterranean


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  • 3 large Russet Potato

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • Shawarma Spice Mix
  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1.5 tsp cayenne

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 Tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper

  • ½ tsp all spices or garam masala

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • Harissa Tahini Sauce
  • ¼ cup tahini

  • 1 Tbsp mayo

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 1 Tbsp harissa

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp red cayenne

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • salt to taste

  • 2 Tbsp water


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes lengthways and cut chips into 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for at least 15 minutes.
  • Drain water from potatoes and pat potatoes dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.
  • In a small bowl combine the olive oil, and all the spices listed under Shawarma spice mix. Pour the oil mixture over the potato’s and toss together to coat evenly.
  • Transfer potatoes to the prepared baking sheet and spread them out evenly.
  • Roast for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes. Roast again until the potatoes are tender and golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Harissa Tahini Sauce. In a blender or food processor combine all the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. Add water for thin consistency.
  • Remove steak fries from the oven and serve immediately with Harissa Tahini sauce!!

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