Homemade Steak Fries
Crispy, crunchy, salty steak fries. Yum. And the best part is, you can have homemade steak fries made from pantry staples in under an hour. What a wonderfully dangerous thing. (Especially with some Watermelon Agua Fresca on the side. It’s the perfect snack!
So what are steak fries? In comparison to skinnier fries, steak fries are solid wedges of potato that are crispy on the outside and lovely and creamy on the inside. They are the normal fry’s hefty cousin, but they are just as delicious and even easier to make.
Because this recipe is so simple, it’s easy to jazz up these fries if you want something new. Instead of paprika and garlic powder, add a packet of ranch seasoning to make ranch fries. Or you could toss with parsley and Parmesan just after removing them from the oven to make Parmesan fries. Set out a row of different condiments and have a tasting party. Bake these steak fries for five more minutes with cheese and bacon on top for an insanely tasty treat. The possibilities are endless!
- 6-8 russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons plus 2 tablespoons flaky sea salt
Preheat the oven to 450 F. Next, wash your potatoes and cut them into long wedges. (Either eights or sixteenths, depending on how large your potatoes are.) Combine the paprika, garlic powder, and 3 tablespoons of flaky sea salt in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and the potatoes, and toss to coat well.
Arrange the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 450 F for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes before baking for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden. Remove the fries from the oven and finish with the rest of the flaky sea salt. Allow to cool (if you can). Enjoy!