Oven Baked Steak Fries

$0.94 recipe / $0.47 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
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Who needs a little comfort food these days? Yeah, me too. I had some leftover russet potatoes the other day and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. Thick cut, perfect for dipping and dunking, oven baked steak fries. These tasty potato wedges get surprisingly crispy in the oven without any extra steps, like soaking or drying, making them an incredibly simple side dish. …Or main dish, if you’re like me. 😅

Steak fries on a paper lined plate, one being dipped into one of three dipping sauces

Shown with ketchup, ranch, and Comeback Sauce.

What Are Steak Fries?

Simply put, steak fries thick potato wedges. Usually they’re deep fried like French fries, but I don’t like dealing with all that scary hot grease, so I baked them instead. They were still surprisingly crispy, and wayyyyy easier than dealing with getting (and keeping) a vat of hot oil to the proper temperature, and dodging splattering oil that is trying to kill you.

What is “Steak Seasoning”?

My steak fries have an extra “steak” element to them—steak seasoning. Steak seasoning, a.k.a. Montreal steak seasoning, is one of my new favorite seasoning blends. It’s a chunky blend of salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic, and sometimes other spices. The chunky nature of this blend gives you little pops of flavor as you eat the fries and also adds a little bit of delicious crunch. I love this stuff! 

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. The one I used today was purchased at Aldi. You can see a photo of the bottle if you scroll down to the step by step photos section of the post.

How Are the Leftovers?

Like most types of fries, these Steak Fries are definitely best right out of the oven. The will get less crispy the longer they sit, and if kept in the refrigerator overnight the texture will be more along the lines of baked potato. Did that stop me from devouring the leftovers? Absolutely not. They were delicious dipped into some comeback sauce (recipe coming soon).

Close up side view of the plate of steak fries
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Oven Baked Steak Fries

4.95 from 20 votes
These incredibly crispy, thick cut, oven baked steak fries are seasoned to perfection with steak seasoning for maximum flavor in every bite! 
Overhead view of a plate full of steak fries with three dipping sauces
Servings 2
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 45 minutes


  • 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)


  • 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.

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Serving: 1ServingCalories: 239.4kcalCarbohydrates: 40.95gProtein: 4.9gFat: 7.3gSodium: 1631.65mgFiber: 3.15g
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Scroll down for the step by step photos!

Baked steak fries close up on a parchment lined baking sheet

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How to Make Steak Fries – Step by Step Photos

Potatoes cut into wedges on a cutting board

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Start with one pound of russet potatoes (this is two 1/2 lb. potatoes). Wash your potatoes well, because they grow under ground. In the dirt. You get the point. Cut each potato into 12 wedges. To do this I began by cutting each potato into quarters, lengthwise. Then cut each quarter into 3 wedges.

Potato wedges with seasoning in a bowl

Add the potato wedges to a bowl with 1 Tbsp cooking oil, ½ Tbsp paprika, and ½ Tbsp steak seasoning.

Steak seasoning bottle

This is the steak seasoning I used. I got this at Aldi, but McCormick brand can be found in most grocery stores. It’s just a chunky mix of salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper, and maybe a small amount of other spices.

Seasoned potato wedges

Toss the potato wedges until they’re well coated in oil and spices.

Potato wedges spread out on the parchment lined baking sheet

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

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

Serve with your favorite sauces! Shown with: ketchup, ranch, and comeback sauce.

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    1. Russets definitely work better for this recipe but you could try it! I’m sure they’d still be great. :)

  1. I saved this recipe last year, though only made it today for the first time. I must admit I was sceptical, having been promised crispy wedges numerous times before, but was really pleased with these. They are, as promised, easy to prepare and turned out crispy and delicious.

    I have one tip to pass on .. try to lay them on the baking paper all facing the same way – it makes it easier to tell those you have, or haven’t, turned over!

  2. Beth I made these my way but needed your oven temp setting.

    That said, oh my goodness, I love your “about me” prose. You are on it!!! This is exactly the way I think and I don’t need to! Yet, I grew up in a “need to” environment and so it’s me.

    These days, while I can dine every nite at the finest restaurants, I don’t. I choose to stay home, create my own delicious meals, enjoy quiet company, refresh my beverage at will, and not deal with a server or others around me. And, Beth, all the while, I am smiling because my broiled salmon, rice pilaf, and asparagus cost under $5 per meal. The Tito’s for me, the Pinot for her… let’s call it another $5. So $15 at home for what would likely be $20 per meal or more and stupid price for beverages and a tip.

    I can’t wait to subscribe and peruse your website. Thank you Beth. Lol also, I love your picture… it’s cute and yet says , “hey, huh uh, I’m not paying your stupid prices for great food I can make at home.”

    Thanks again Beth!

    1. Hahah, great minds think alike, Frank! Glad you found your way here! :)

  3. I tried your steak fries recipe and it was great. I used a little sea salt as I don’t think anything can have too much salt. I also don’t think you can have too many steak fries, french fries or potato chips. I had the steak fries with BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and later in the evening had the left over steak fries while watching a movie. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. can i substitute olive oil for vegetable oil? we are on vacation n i don’t have any

    1. Olive oil is not only the healthiest oil but if you like a bit of that taste would be the best choice. This isn’t a kind of recipe where the particular oil would matter much. Most other oils have little or no flavor. Canola oil is a close second in heart healthiness.

  5. I’m planning on making this recipe tonight and have a question: how do you flip the fries? I’ve never done anything like that before.

    1. Great question! You should take the sheet pan out as quickly as possible and close the oven door so you don’t lose heat. Place the pan on top of your stove, or other heat-proof surface. Use tongs, a spatula, or a fork to flip the wedges. XOXO -Monti

  6. These were so good! So good my husband wouldn’t believe I made them. He actually went to the garbage to check for potato peels. Will be making them again soon.

    1. It would be better health and tastewise to leave them unpeeled like Marion did.

  7. Omg! My kids love potatoes thank you for sharing this awesome recipe and easy to make perfect for an afternoon chill time with my babies!

  8. Super easy and turned out nice and crisp and way better then frozen I agree! I eye balled all of the measurements and still turned out great!

  9. These are the BEST oven fries I’ve ever made!
    *Disclaimer: I had to sub seasoned salt for steak salt. I chose bacon grease for my cooking oil and, ahem, may have used three times what the recipe called for… Wink wink.

    1. Bacon grease!! GENIUS. I bet those WERE the best fries you’ve ever had! …now I’m drooling.

  10. These were great!! I made them to go with the Budgetbytes Black bean burgers, and they totally stole the show– they got nice and crispy in the oven. The only change I made was using a smaller amount of Lawry’s seasoned salt instead of the steak seasoning.

  11. I have another “Dad” recipe that my son will ask for. He loves these, and it’s such a simple recipe and went great with (who would have thought) steak. 
    The Montreal steak seasoning was a little salty for my taste, but it was a big hit.