Similar to French fries, steak fries are thick wedges of potatoes fried or roasted to crispy perfection. Since they are thicker than French fries, they require more finesse to get the ideal ratio of crispy outside to soft, creamy center.

In this article, Apronese would like to share with you how to make steak fries easily.

What Are Steak Fries?

Steak fries are an American term for a particular type of French fries. As there are many different types of preparations for French fries, the terms used to describe them vary from country to country and region to region.

Steak fries usually refer to thickly cut wedges of potatoes prepared in the same way as normal French fries.

What is “Steak Seasoning”?

What is “Steak Seasoning”

The steak seasoning complements the flavor of meat, rather than overpowers it. This spice blend is mostly salt and pepper, which serve to add interest and balance to the steak.

Garlic and onion powders are great savory elements in the rub and the smoked paprika makes any steak taste like it was cooked over an open fire.

This seasoning is pretty simple to make and will last for months if sealed in an airtight container.

If you want a more bold seasoning blend, try the Montreal Steak seasoning for a combination of flavors that works well for beef, chicken, pork, and more.

Where to Buy Steak Seasoning

You can get this at any major grocery store. It’s usually in the spice aisle near the other seasoning blends or grill seasoning blends.

McCormick brand makes one, and that brand is in most major U.S. supermarkets.

How Are the Leftovers?

These steak fries are definitely best right out of the oven. The longer they sit, the less crispy they get.

If they’re kept in the refrigerator overnight, the texture will be more along the lines of baked potato.

However, they are still delicious dipped into some comeback sauce.

How to Make Steak Fries

These incredibly crispy, thick cut, oven baked steak fries are seasoned to perfection with steak seasoning for maximum flavor in every bite.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 35 mins / Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 2


  • 1 lb. russet potatoes ($0.60)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil ($0.04)
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika ($0.15)
  • 1/2 tbsp steak seasoning ($0.15)


Serving: 1 Serving ・ Calories: 239.4 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 40.95 g ・ Protein: 4.9 g ・ Fat: 7.3 g ・ Sodium: 1631.65 mg ・ Fiber: 3.15 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.


  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Wash the potatoes well. Cut each potato into wedges, approximately 12 wedges per potato. (Quarter the potato lengthwise, then slice each quarter into three wedges.)
  • Add the potato wedges to a bowl with the cooking oil, paprika, and steak seasoning. Toss the potato wedges until they are well coated.
  • Spread the seasoned potato wedges out over a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they’re in a single layer. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until they are well browned and crispy. Flip the steak fries once, after about 20 minutes of baking.
  • Serve immediately.

How to Make Steak Fries – Step-by-Step Photos

Potatoes cut into wedges on a cutting board
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Start with one pound of russet potatoes (this is two 1/2 lb. potatoes).

Wash your potatoes well. Then cut each potato into 12 wedges.

You can start by cutting each potato into quarters, lengthwise. Then cut each quarter into 3 wedges.
Potato wedges with seasoning in a bowl
Step 2: Add the potato wedges to a bowl with 1 tbsp cooking oil, 1/2 tbsp paprika, and 1/2 tbsp steak seasoning.

Seasoned potato wedges
Step 3: Toss the potato wedges until they’re well coated in oil and spices.
Potato wedges spread out on the parchment lined baking sheet
Step 4: Spread the potato wedges out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they’re in a single layer.
Baked steak fries on the baking sheet
Step 5: Bake the steak fries in the preheated 425ºF oven for about 35 minutes, or until they’re well browned and crispy.

Make sure to flip them once during baking, after about 20 minutes.
Overhead view of a plate full of steak fries with three dipping sauces
Then serve with your favorite sauces.

And that’s all about making steak fries that Apronese want to share with you. With some simple steps, you can get a tasty side dish to serve. Come back to us for more easy yet delicious recipes!