Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Oven Baked Steak Fries

Friday, July 17, 2015

Oven Baked Steak Fries



You may never buy frozen fries again.  I'm serious!  Homemade ones are just the best.

oven baked steak fries (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Do restaurants even have steak fries on the menu anymore?  Growing up I remember going to a restaurant in town for dinner, mainly after football games, and all of their burgers were served with thick cut steak fries.  I feel like I don't see them anymore.

But you can have them at home!

I used my friend Kristen's method for making homemade fries - which requires two extra steps, but they are worth it.

I thought we were THIS CLOSE to not getting to eat these last night, as I no longer walked down the hall and back and smoke was rolling out of my oven.

Luckily it was just juice from the pork chops rolling off the pan to the bottom of the oven {going to be a *#$! to clean up later}, but it had me panicked for a moment.  What do you even do for a kitchen fire?  Water?  Flour?  Just run out the door?

I need advice for this.

oven baked steak fries (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The previous two nights the dinners at our house were beyond lame {scrambled eggs, and something obviously not even worth remembering} so I figured I had better step up my game last night in fear the husband might leave me.

And I'm lucky I got this meal on the table.  The previous night I got an impromptu text to join some friends on her patio for drinks after all our kids were in bed.  Well, at 1 AM, I finally got home.  I might have had a BIT too much fun.

And I paid for it yesterday.

This old lady can't hang like that anymore!  How did we do it in college?  I can't remember. I'm sure I was a ton of more fun then.

oven baked steak fries (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Anyway, these steak fries.  I seasoned mine with garlic powder, salt, Stubb's BBQ seasoning and Parmesan cheese, but certainly season them with whatever you like or have on hand. But season, liberally.  You want them to have flavor folks.  A simple sprinkle of each will not do the job.

Sprinkle each and toss.

Then do that again about four times.

I'm serious.

And don't skimp any steps in this recipe.  You'll ruin them and then have to blame me for the bad recipe.  It's not fun getting those emails.

Oven Baked Steak Fries

3 large baking potatoes
garlic powder
salt
Parmesan cheese

1.  Wash potatoes.  Cut them in half horizontally, then each half into 3-4 thick spears.
2.  Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil.
3.  Drop the potato wedges into the boiling water and let cook for 5 minutes.  Stirring occasionally.
4.  Remove the potatoes and place in a large bowl.  Allow to cool for a couple minutes.  
5.  Start sprinkling on the seasonings.  Toss to coat.  Do this again and again, until they look thickly seasoned.
6.  Place on a large greased cookie sheet, lined in rows, not touching each other.  This is the key to browning well and not steaming.  {At this point you could put the baking sheet in the freezer for a couple hours, remove the potatoes and place in a large Ziploc bag.  They will store in the freezer for at least 3 months.  To bake, simply lay frozen fries back on a greased baking sheet, not touching and bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through}.
7.  If not freezing, bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through until crispy.


oven baked steak fries (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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