Fruity keto gluten-free fries (watermelon fries and whipped feta dip)

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Watermelon Fries with Whipped Feta  – An appetizer so good- You are going to lose your RIND!

Enjoy Fruity Fries- bite sized watermelon fries with savory whipped feta dip.  This summer’s best snack is Keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian.  A refreshing and fun treat.

These crinkled ‘fries’ are a viral hit from TikToker Heather (@happykidskitchen) .  A crinkle-cutter creates the interesting zigzag edges, elevating a slice of watermelon into a fun and dippable treat.

Make Watermelon Fries with Whipped Feta

Fruity Fries

Watermelon Fries with Whipped Feta Dip

Prep Time30 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: melon fries and feta dip, Waermelon fries, watermelon crinkle fries, watermelon fries and whipped feta dip

Yield: 12

Watermelon Fries

  • 1 Seedless watermelon

Whipped Feta Dip

  • 8 oz Feta Cheese
  • 6 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Rep Pepper Flakes
  • zest 1 lemon
  • Cut watermelon into ½ slices
  • Trim off watermelon rind
  • Use Crinkle cutter to make French fry shapes
  • Layer Crinkle fries on a platter

Make Whipped Feta Dip

  • Add Feta, Yogurt, Oil, Pepper flakes, and lemon zest to the food processor
  • Blend until smooth
  • Transfer the c=smooth cheese dip to a serving bowl

How do you cut watermelon fries?

To make watermelon fries, you’ll first need a crinkle cutter, which retails for less than $7 on Amazon.

Cut the watermelon into one inch slices, and remove the rind.  Use the crinkle cutter to cut the watermelon into fry-like shapes.

Arrange on a platter and serve with our Whipped Feta dip.

Aprodesi’hacks’ for Watermelon Fries with Whipped Feta

You can buy a few slices of watermelon for a smaller party tray

Spice up you fries with a little Tajin spice

Make sure the Feta dip is whipped smooth

What kind of watermelon is best for Watermelon fries with whipped feta dip

Use seedless watermelon. Seedless watermelon may still have small white seeds, but you just want to make sure it doesn’t have the big black seeds.  Also you don’t need a large quantity of watermelon- a few slices will work for several cocktails.

If you’re buying a watermelon, how do you know if it’s a good one?

  • Find the field spot, it should be a yellowish creamy color on the outside where the watermelon had been resting on the ground.
  • Dull looking watermelons are better; shiny melons are not yet ripe.
  • Knock on it with your knuckles; the surface should be hard/firm. A dull thud indicates the flesh inside is getting old
  • Get the heaviest one for its size; water is heavy and a lot of water in a watermelon is a positive indicator!
  • You want uniform shape – round or oval is fine…irregular edges might indicate an inconsistent water source

FAQs for Watermelon Fries with Whipped Feta

How do you keep watermelon from getting too soggy?

Keep watermelon refrigerated in an airtight container.  This preserves the texture of the fruit sticks.  Cut watermelon is best within a day or two of being cut.

Why isn’t my watermelon crisp?

Watermelon that falls a part, can be a sign of a melon that is over-ripe

How long does an uncut watermelon last?

A whole watermelon can last 7-10 days in a refrigerator

How do you know if a watermelon has gone bad?

Watermelon that is old may have a a bad smell.  It may also have a fizzy sensation on your tongue.  A slimy or slippery texture can also point to a watermelon that should be thrown out.

This article originally appeared on Cuss Kitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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