Oven-Baked Steak FRIES
These days, who doesn’t need a little comfort food? Yes, I do. I had leftover russet potatoes and knew what to do with them. Perfect for dipping or dunking. These delicious potato wedges are easy to make in the oven. …Or main dish, if you’re like me.
What are Steak Fries?
Steak fries are thick potato wedges. They are usually deep-fried like French fries. But I’m not too fond of the smell of hot grease, so I baked them. They still turned out crispy and much easier to make than heating up (and maintaining) hot oil at the right temperature and avoiding any oil that might be trying to kill you.
What is “STEAK SEASONING?”
Steak seasoning is what gives steak fries an extra “steak” flavour. Steak seasoning is also known as. Montreal steak seasoning is my favourite seasoning mix. It is a thick blend of salt, pepper and red pepper, garlic and other spices. This blend is chunky, which gives the fries a few pops of flavour and adds some delicious crunch. This stuff is amazing!
WHERE TO BUY STEP SEASONING
This product is available at most major grocery stores. It is in the spice section near other seasoning mixes or grill seasoning mixtures. McCormick makes one, and it is available in all major U.S. supermarkets. Aldi was the place I bought the one that I used today. Scroll down to the Step by Step Photos section of this post to see a picture of the bottle.
WHAT ARE THE LEFTOVERS?
Like all types of fries, these Steak Fries are best straight out of the oven. They will become less crispy the longer they are left, and if you keep them in the fridge overnight, the texture will be similar to a baked potato. Is that enough to stop me from eating the leftovers? No. They tasted great, dipped in some comeback sauce (recipe to follow soon).
Oven-Baked Steak FRIES
These oven-baked steak fries are crispy and thick. They’re seasoned with steak seasoning to ensure maximum flavour!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 lb. russet potatoes ($0.60)
- 1 Tbsp of cooking oil ($0.04)
- 1/2 Tbsp paprika ($0.15)
- 1/4 Tbsp Steak Seasoning ($0.15)
- Preheat the oven to 425oF. Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Each potato should be cut into 12 wedges. Each quarter of the potato should be cut in half lengthwise.
- Soaking is crucial for the crispiest fries because it removes excess starch on the surface, which prevents the fries from darkening too much and making them crispier. Trust me on this one, I’ve tried baking the potatoes without soaking, and it wasn’t the best!
- In a bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika and steak seasoning. Toss the potato pieces until well coated.
- Place the seasoned potato wedges on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Could you make sure they are in one layer? Bake for 35 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. After about 20 minutes, flip the steak fries.
- Serve immediately
Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories: 239.4 Kilocalories Carbohydrates: 40.95 G Protein: 4.9 G Fat: 7.3 G Sodium: 1631.65mg Fiber: 3.15G