Tasty oven steak fries with olive oil and Cajun seasoning. Microwaving the potatoes first speeds up the process without giving up the oven crispiness.
These fries are wonderful. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and very flavorful thanks to the Cajun seasoning.
In this easy recipe, I coat thick wedges of potatoes with spicy Cajun seasoning. I then liberally spray them with olive oil, and bake until crispy on the outside and wonderfully creamy on the inside.
Microwaving the potatoes first helps speed up the process without giving up the crispiness that only an oven can provide.
What are steak fries?
They are thick wedges of potatoes, fried or roasted until crispy. They are thicker than French fries.
So to make sure they end up creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, I like to partially cook them in the microwave before roasting them in the oven.
Not everyone likes them, but I really do. They are more substantial than French fries, and particularly in this recipe, their seasoning is phenomenal.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty side dish (find the exact measurements in the recipe card below):
- For the Cajun seasoning:
- Kosher salt
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried thyme
- Dried oregano
- Russet potato
- Olive oil spray
Can I use store-bought Cajun seasoning?
Of course. Just glance at the ingredients list to make sure it’s free of unwanted additives.
How to make oven steak fries
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Start by slicing the potato into thick wedges.
- Dry the wedges with paper towels.
- Partially cook the wedges in the microwave.
- Arrange the potato wedges in a greased baking dish, spray with the oil and sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning.
- Bake until tender, about 10 minutes per side at 450°F.
Is this a healthy recipe?
It’s not a low carb recipe, so if you follow a low carb diet, this recipe is not appropriate for you (but these jicama fries are a good substitute).
The problem with potatoes is that they are starchy and their starch gets absorbed quickly and raises blood sugar. So you should pay attention to how they affect you.
However, if you are healthy, not overweight, and can metabolize carbs properly, then I do believe that you can enjoy these fries in moderation.
After all, this recipe is made with whole-foods ingredients. And apparently, even white potatoes have some health benefits.
What to serve with oven steak fries?
I like to serve them with a main dish that I can bake in the same 450°F oven. So I often serve them with one of the following main dishes:
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftovers of these oven steak fries in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days.
Reheat them in the microwave on 50% power. Keep in mind that just like all potato recipes, they won’t be as good as when freshly made.
Oven Steak Fries
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 large Russet potato, about 12 oz, unpeeled
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the Cajun seasoning ingredients.
- Scrub the potato clean, then slice it into six thick wedges. First slice in half lengthwise, then slice each half into three long wedges. Dry the wedges with paper towels.
- Place the potato wedges on a microwave-safe plate and microwave them, uncovered, 5 minutes.
- Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish large enough to accommodate them in a single layer and sprayed with olive oil. Spray the potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle them with the seasoning, coating them all over.
- Bake the potatoes for 10 minutes. Carefully turn each wedge to the other side, lightly spray again, and bake 10 more minutes, or until fork-tender.