These easy baked Steak Fries are a breeze to make, and go with just about anything. They may be the perfect side dish.
You’ll love these tasty potato wedges, which are perfectly seasoned, then baked to crispy perfection.
Skip the oil and the mess, our homemade steak fries are here to make your life easier, and healthier!
Potatoes are one of the all time best side dish ingredients. They’re so versatile, and can be cooked in so many ways.
Some of our favorites are Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, crispy fried Potato Latkes, and the herby, well seasoned Lebanese Batata Harra.
Now these easy homemade steak fries may be the most versatile of all!
What Are Steak Fries?
Steak fries are a type of French fry. They are typically larger and thicker than standard French fries, hence the name “steak” fries.
Steak fries can be prepared in a variety of ways, including frying or baking. When baked, they can be a healthier alternative to traditionally fried French fries.
Why You’ll LOVE these Homemade Steak Fries
- Healthy: When you make them yourself, you can control the ingredients and the cooking method. Baking instead of frying reduces the amount of fat and calories.
- Crispy and Flavorful: With a few tips, homemade steak fries can be super crispy on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside.
- Easy to Make: Making steak fries at home is easier than you might think. It doesn’t require any fancy kitchen tools or complicated techniques, just some potatoes, seasonings, and your oven.
- Cost-Effective: Potatoes are very easy on the wallet.
- Versatile: Steak fries can be served with a variety of dishes (we’ll give you a bunch of ideas later in the post). They can also be served as a snack with your favorite dipping sauces.
- Customizable: When you make steak fries at home, you can customize them to suit your taste with different seasonings
- Great for Sharing: A batch of homemade steak fries is perfect for sharing, whether it’s a family dinner, a game night with friends, or a casual get-together. They’re a crowd-pleaser sure to satisfy.
- Friendly for a variety of diets: Steak fries are naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Choosing the Right Potatoes for Steak Fries
Russet potatoes are our top choice. They’re large, which makes them ideal for cutting into thick wedges. More importantly, russets have a high starch content, which makes them fluffy on the inside and crisp up nicely on the outside when baked.
Yukon Gold potatoes can also be used for steak fries. They’re a bit denser and creamier than russets, so while they won’t be quite as fluffy on the inside, they will still be very tasty.
Avoid waxy varieties, as they won’t get as crispy or fluffy when baked.
Choose larger potatoes. They’re easier to cut into thick, long wedges.
Ingredients for Perfect Baked Steak Fries
- Potatoes – Large russets.
- Olive oil – For coating the potatoes.
- Seasonings – Salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
How to Cut Potatoes for Steak Fries
If you are using large potatoes, which we recommend, each potato should be cut into 12 wedges.
First, cut the potato in half lengthwise. Then, again cutting lengthwise, slice each half into two pieces. Finally, slice each quarter into three even wedges.
Easy Steak Fries Recipe
These homemade steak fries are about as easy as you can get.
Prep the steak fries: Cut each potato into twelve equal wedges. Toss them in a large bowl with olive oil and seasonings.
Arrange: Place the steak fries on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer, allowing space between each fry.
Bake: Bake in an oven preheated to 425°F for 20 minutes. Flip, then cook an additional 15-20 minutes to your desired doneness.
Serve: Serve immediately as part of a meal, or with your favorite dipping sauce.
What are Some Good Dipping Sauces for Steak Fries?
Of course you can dip your fries in plain old ketchup or mayo, but why not spruce things up with one of our super easy homemade dipping sauces?
- Chipotle Mayo
- Louisiana Style Remoulade
- Yum Yum Sauce
- Peruvian Green Sauce
- Sriracha Mayo
- Garlic Aioli
- Fry Sauce… of course 😄
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Rinse: After cutting your potatoes into wedges, rinse them under cold water to remove excess starch. This step helps to ensure that your fries will crisp up nicely in the oven.
- Dry: Make sure to dry your steak fries thoroughly after rinsing them. Any excess water can create steam in the oven, which might prevent your fries from getting crispy.
- Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet: When arranging your fries on the baking sheet, make sure they’re not crowded. Each fry should have a bit of space around it. This allows the hot air in the oven to circulate properly and ensures that the fries get crispy all over.
- Use parchment paper: Although you can simply grease your baking sheet, parchment paper makes cleanup so much easier.
- Bake at a high temperature: Steak fries need a high oven temperature to get crispy. We bake ours at 425°F.
- Don’t skip the flip: Flipping halfway through ensures that they get crispy on all sides.
- Experiment with flavors: Don’t be afraid to get creative with your seasonings. We have several homemade seasoning mixes that can be used on steak fries: Creole Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, Shawarma Seasoning, and Montreal Steak Seasoning.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Allow the fries to cool completely to room temperature. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
Reheat in an oven preheated to 450°F for 5-10 minutes. While you can reheat them in the microwave, they will come out soggy.
What to Serve with Homemade Steak Fries
Of course fries are the classic side dish for burgers. But we love them with so many things!
They’re great with just about any kind of sandwich, like a Reuben or Shrimp Po’ Boy.
Serve them up with any of your favorite cookout or party food mains like BBQ Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Shish Kebabs, Chicken Skewers, or Chicken Wings.
Some other pairing ideas are Chili, Steak Bites, or Carbonnade Flamande, a Flemish beef stew traditionally served with fries.
So there you go, one easy, delicious, versatile, and budget friendly side dish or snack. Don’t you wish you had been making your own homemade steak fries all along?
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- 2 pounds Russett potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Wash potatoes well, then cut each one lengthwise into 12 wedges of approximately equal size.
- In a large bowl, toss potato wedges with olive oil and seasonings.
- Place the steak fries on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer, allowing space between each fry.
- Place steak fries in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip, then cook an additional 15-20 minutes to your desired doneness.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 605mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 6g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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