These Baked Seasoned Steak Fries are one of my favorite side dishes because I am a huge potato lover.
You would never know these are baked instead of deep fried!
If you have ever been to a steak house or a burger joint, they usually have these giant, thick, delicious, and perfectly fried fries.
I decided to go home and try to make them myself . . . the end result was amazing!
How to pick the best potatoes:
This recipe calls for large Russet potatoes. When picking these out at the grocery store, it’s important you find the best ones.
You first want to give the potatoes a little squeeze. You want to be sure that there is no give and the potatoes are firm.
Soft potatoes are not as good!
Although soft potatoes aren’t bad to eat, we recommend the crisp, firm potatoes for better flavor and texture when cooking.
When finding your perfect potatoes, you also want to check for cuts and blemishes.
When the potatoes have cuts and blemishes, this means that bacteria has gotten in and you will have to cut these areas out.
How to cut potatoes:
When it comes to cutting the perfect steak fries, there are a few things you want to know:
- Start with a raw potato that has been scrubbed clean and patted dry.
- Turn the potato on it’s side lengthwise and cut into three large, long sections.
- Slice each section into lengthwise into steak fries, about 1/4 inch thick and 4-5 inches long (the length will depend on the length of your potato).