Back in the day, I used to buy those bagged frozen French fries from the store all the time. But then I discovered oven baked steak fries and I’ve never looked back. They’re like the quickest, easiest, healthiest restaurant treat I can whip up right at home. All I need to have in the house is a few potatoes and a couple tablespoons of olive oil, and the party’s on.
Oven baked steak fries fries just feel like a party to me. And what’s really cool is making them is cheap and healthy, so I can party whenever I want. I’m like an 80’s hair band, minus the hair. Plus potatoes. The makeup’s about the same.
Because I’m a party girl, I make a lot of oven fry variations. This one is probably my favorite, because I love garlic and herbs on pretty much everything. These herbs are some kind of wild chive/onion/scallion I forage right in my backyard, but you can use any herbs you like. Fresh or dried, either way, you’re about to dig into a plate of awesome.
I never bother peeling them because I like the way the potato skins look and taste. Also, there’s a ton of fiber and nutrients in there I don’t want to miss out on.
One of my favorite things to do with oven baked steak fries is top salads with them. Yes really! You haven’t lived until you’ve had an oven fry salad. Get them on there while they’re still hot…mmm!!! I even got Graeme loving oven fry salads, and he’s not the kind of guy who would ever randomly put fries on a salad. I, however, am totally that guy.
But when I’m in the mood to party hard, and rock and roll all night and sleep all day…basket lined with waxed paper. Dipped in ketchup. Ohhhh yeah.
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Garlic and Herb Oven Baked Steak Fries are my perfect party food. Have them with salads, sandwiches or a big ol' vat of ketchup.
5 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced fine
- 1 Tbs fresh or dried chives or your favorite herbs
- a pinch of dried rosemary (optional)
- generous fresh black pepper, to taste
- a pinch of salt, to taste
- 4 medium potatoes (Russet or white work well)
- Heat the oven to 465. Combine everything except the potatoes in a large bowl. Wash and dry the potatoes, cut them in half lengthwise, and then cut them into long fries a little more than 1/4" thick. Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss well. Make sure all the potatoes are well coated.
- Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15-17 minutes, then take them out and turn them over. Bake the second side for about 10 minutes.
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