Learn the secret to making perfect steak fries that are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy in the middle. These homemade fries are even made in the oven. If you love fries as much as I do, you will love this recipe for oven baked crispy fries.
You might also like these German style potatoes with bacon.
About 6 or 7 years ago, my family and I lived in the UK. It was only for a year but it was one of the best experiences of my life. Let me tell you we ate a lot of fish and chips at the pubs as well as a lot of curries.
We had to remember “chips” were fries, “biscuits” were cookies and “crisps” were chips. It was here that I had the best steak fries ever!
We have so many great memories from our time in England, but one of my “food” memories was of the “chips” we had in Liverpool. I’ve been trying to recreate those fries for 7 years now and these are very, very close.
What Makes A Perfect Steak Fry
Those fries from Liverpool were the perfect steak fries in that they were soft and creamy inside and crispy outside. This steak fry recipe I’m sharing with you today is very close to those British chips. No deep fryer necessary because you make them in the oven.
What Are Steak Cut Fries?
Steak fries are usually thicker fries either cut into planks or wedges. They are often considered to be the “chips” in fish and chip dinners. You can keep the skins on or off. I personally like them on because I love potato skins. I even have post on just fried potato peels.
How To Cut Steak Fries
It’s important to cut your fries roughly the same size. I cut down the middle length-wise and then cut each half into four pieces length-wise. This gives you 8 fries per potato. I also use Russet potatoes and I haven’t tried other kinds so I can’t tell you if they will come out the same.
My Secret To Perfect Steak Fries
There are three things you need to do to make the perfect steak fries:
- Microwave the fries first.
- Preheat the cookie tray with oil before adding the fries.
- Turn up the heat at the end.
Let’s Make Those Crispy Steak Fries
Step 1: To get your fries soft and creamy in the middle you want to first microwave them for 5 minutes. I love this microwave steamer for precooking vegetables.
Step 2: Preheat your cookie sheet with oil in the oven before putting the fries on it. Set your oven to 450º F. Use a large cookie sheet and add a couple tablespoons of oil and put the pan in the oven while it’s heating up.
When the oven is preheated and the potatoes have been microwaved, swirl the oil around the pan so that every inch is coated and then scatter the potatoes evenly on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them or any kind of spices you like. Pop the potatoes in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Take them out and try to flip them.
Step 3: Turn up the heat to 525º F and cook for 10 minutes more. At this point you want to check them and make sure they don’t burn. Every oven cooks differently and I wouldn’t want you to end up with the Perfect Burnt Steak Fries. 😉
And above is what they look like after they are done. They are so good let me tell you. They are not as crisp the next day but would be great for breakfast as home fries if you cut them up.
If you are fry aficionado and enjoy them as much as we do, I think you are going to love this recipe. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!
This recipe makes 6 s servings and the nutritional information for 1 serving is:
348 cals / 7.2g fat / 64.1g carbs / 6.9g fiber / 7.9g protein
Perfect Crispy Steak Fries
These are the perfect steak fries....soft and creamy in the middle and crispy on the outside. Potato perfection!
- 3-4 Tablespoons oil (I used coconut)
- 6 potatoes cut into 8 wedges each
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Add coconut oil to a large cookie sheet and put into the oven while it preheats.
- Cut your potatoes into 8 long steak fries each.
- Microwave for 5 minutes.
- When oven is ready, swirly the melted coconut oil in the pan and then add fries to cookie sheet. Be careful because the coconut oil will be very hot as will the cookie sheet.
- Make sure the fries are well distributed and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 30 minutes.
- Flip and then raise the heat to 525 degrees and cook for 10 more minutes or less.
- Check to make sure your fries do not burn and are your desired crispiness.
- Oven temperatures may vary so check your fries towards the end.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348
I am wanting to make your crispy oven baked steak fries for dinner tonight. I dont have coconut oil what i do have is either grapeseed oil or vegetable oil on hand will either of these work?
Hi Susan, yes any type of oil will be fine. Hope you like them!
Marisa F. Stewart
Steak fries are our favorite! We especially enjoy them with our steak. Yours are done exactly like we love them. Crunchy on the outside and tender creamy on the inside. You’re making me crave steak fries ASAP.
Delicious and best treat to my kids. They to love it.
These are always a hit at home! We didn’t know about the turning up the heat for the last 10 minutes…thanks for the tip! Can’t wait to try that.
We love potatoes. The crispier the better. Perfect with brunch and dinner. You can’t go wrong with these to compliment just about any meal of the day.
These look yummy. As a matter of fact, we had some tonight. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again tomorrow.
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
Homemade steak fries are my husband’s favorite. I normally roast at 425, but I’ll have to try your temperature since mine cook in 30 minutes. I’d rather have your 10 minutes, lol. Thanks for linking up to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you again this week. I’ve also pinned your post.
Well all ovens are different so hopefully this will work for you. I think the key is to microwave them first and then roast at a high temperature for the crispiness.
These look fantastic, we make steak fries too, but I am missing the microwave step, thanks so much, I am going to try this next time! Thanks so much!
The microwave really helps making them soft and creamy inside. Hope you like them!
Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Brags! This will be pinned to our Bloggers Brags group board on Pinterest!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
Looks delicious!!! I’ll have to try making these!
Oh yay! I’ve been looking for a recipe for Steak Frites. Saying hello from SITS girls!
Perfect !! I so needed this i can never get mine crispy enough !! #homemattersparty
Oh my goodness! Those look wonderful! I wish I could reach into the screen and eat them all right now. lol
Hi there! Visiting from Party in Your PJs. I love fries and these really do look perfect! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Pinned for later!
Thanks for stopping by Ashley! Hope you enjoy them!
I never met a potato I didn’t like… These ones look delicious and will go great with my BBQs this Summer!
They do look perfect and now I am hungry for them at 7 am! 🙂
Jennie @ TheHousewifeModern
Dropping by from Lou Lou Girls “Fabulous Party #57”!
These look good. Love the trick of microwaving them first. I think I’m going to have to try these…I’m working on a “Stop Buying, Start Making” series for my website. Maybe I should stop buying OreIda steak fries and start making my own. haha.
p.s. Planning on going to check out your Pinterest page right now!
That sounds like a very interesting series! I’ll be sure to check it out. I truly like all kinds of fries….Oreida included!
Ah, coconut oil. I wouldn’t think to use it for roasting potatoes. Good idea. I’d bet these would be good with a sprinkling of Parmesan, too.
Hi Jane, Parmesan would be great! My mom used to make similar type potatoes with onion powder, paprika and Parmesan. Delicious! I like the coconut oil because it’s good for higher heat.
Yummy! I love this!
I want to try these tonight, I have everything needed. And the oven will help heat up the house!
I hope you like them! We eat them way too much.;)