July 18, 2011

Oven-Baked Steak Fries

Up until a few years ago, I honestly had no idea that Fry Sauce was a Utah thing?  I guess I don't get out of state much.  I grew up on this stuff.  I never ate a french fry without my fry sauce.  Fry sauce is a combination of either Mayonnaise and Ketchup or Miracle Whip and Ketchup.  You can also fancy it up by adding some finely chopped pickles (yum - my fave!!) or some hickory smoke flavoring, barbeque sauce, chili powder, etc . . . It might sound a little odd - but boy are you missing out if you haven't ever tried fry sauce.  


These oven-baked steak fries are CRISPY AND DELICIOUS.  I will never buy a frozen bag of french fries ever again.  You can switch them up by adding whichever types of spices you prefer.  This time I used seasoned salt and pepper.  They were really really good and I will be making them again and again.  They are best if eaten right away.  After a while, they start to loose their crispiness.  

OVEN-BAKED STEAK FRIES
adapted from: Our Best Bites
(Printable Recipe)

4 Russet potatoes, washed
2 Tbl. olive oil


Original Recipe:
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


Garlic Pepper Fries:
1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
2 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix desired spices in a medium bowl.  Add olive oil and combine well.  Cut the potatoes into 8 wedges each.  Add potato wedges to seasonings and toss to coat.  Cover sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.  This makes cleanup easy, because your potatoes won't stick and it also ensures that they're cooked evenly.  Bake for about 40 minutes.


Jenn's Notes:  I used two large russet potatoes and cut each in half lengthwise and then in half again and each quarter in half again, making 8 total wedges.  I tossed my wedges with olive oil, seasoned salt and black pepper.  I spread out onto my cooking sheet (I forgot to cover it with foil) and flipped the fries over halfway through baking.  They turned out delicious!  I served with fry sauce.  Combine equal amounts of Mayo or Miracle Whip and Ketchup and any other desired spices.

15 comments:

  1. I love fry sauce! We miss it so much! That was one of our favorites when we lived in Utah. I can't wait to try and make your fries. :)

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  2. We hve 'fry sauce' only we call it 'pink sauce'. LOL. I haven't made oven potatoes in a while, thanks for the reminder.

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  3. I think I have one potato left... this looks good! I haven't heard of fry sauce, but I'll give it a try:@)

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  4. Yummy!! I remember "living" in Utah (for a summer) as a child and being introduced to this fry sauce. We thought it was odd at first, but grew to love it! What a delicious idea for homemade fries.

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  5. I live in Texas and have never even heard of fry sauce, but I bet my family would like it. Those fries look really tasty!

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  6. Oh wow! Those look amazing. My hubby is a steak fry lover, so I'm going to have to give this recipe a try :)

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  7. YUM!!! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  8. This comment is on your oven baked steak potatoes - my husband is from SLC, Utah and we live in Texas, he won't eat fries with out fry sauce. I have never tried it, I rarely use ketchup and I can't imagine the combination. My husband also has a hard time believing fry sauce is only a utah thing.

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  9. we like fry sauce here in Idaho too :)

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  10. I am from Canada and had never heard of "fry sauce" until I moved to Germany. They don't call it fry sauce, and they don't mix the mayo with ketchup, just have them side by side. At McDonalds, whenever you order fries they ask if you want mayo and ketchup. The same goes for every other sit-down or fast food restaurant across Germany. Still seems odd to me... Even though I love it!

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  11. These look wonderful. I'm living in the Netherlands where they have "frietjes sauce" but usually they just have mayo with the fries here. I love the sound of fry sauce but I also like satay sauce (another popular Dutch option!)

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    1. Just mayo huh? You should definitely try fry sauce! - Jenn

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  12. I would be willing to bet even flint rocks would be good with fry sauce.

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    1. You have got to try this fry sauce - so good! - Jenn

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  13. want to know where I can buy oven baked steak fries

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