Rosemary Garlic Oven Baked Steak Fries: crispy, flavorful, tasty, easy and nutritious. My family’s favorite way to eat a potato!
So I’m standing in the express check-out line of the grocery store several months ago. The man behind me is holding one item only, a ten pound bag of potatoes. We chit-chat for a minute, then he says:
“My dad told me as long as you have potatoes, you’ll never go hungry.”
I thought about it later, and his dad was right. I mean, think of all the fabulous ways you can eat a potato. Scalloped. Baked. Home-fried. Mashed. Grilled. Roasted. No reason to go hungry with a bag of potatoes on hand.
Hands down our favorite way to eat a potato is to make Rosemary Garlic Oven Baked Steak Fries. These fries are crispy, flavorful, tasty, easy and nutritious. Inexpensive. And they fill you up. Even a house full of boys. (I would know.)
Rosemary Garlic Oven Baked Steak Fries are the perfect side with Maple Glazed Ribs above, or a delicious Juicy Grilled Turkey & Beef Burger.
This recipe isn’t rocket science. My recipe below serves six, but when you make these fries, just count up the number of people being served and use one potato per person, adjusting the garlic and rosemary proportionately.
Wash the potatoes, then slice into uniform wedges, leaving the skin on. (I usually slice each potato into 8 wedges unless it’s a very large potato and then I slice it into 10 or 12.) The key is to cut the potatoes uniformly so they cook evenly.
Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir in minced garlic and rosemary, distributing evenly. Lay prepared potato wedges flat on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pop into a hot oven on the highest rack to bake. Turn once during baking so potatoes brown evenly on both sides.
Rosemary Garlic Steak Fries
- 6 large russet potatoes washed, dried and cut in uniform wedges (don't peel)
- olive oil
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced (or more if you're a garlic lover)
- needles from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Optional: Garnish with additional fresh rosemary sprigs
- Preheat oven to 450° and place oven baking rack on highest level.
- Place potato wedges in a large mixing bowl.
- Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and stir to coat. (Adding more olive oil if needed.)
- Stir in minced garlic, and rosemary.
- Lay potato wedges flat on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle potatoes liberally with salt.
- Place on highest oven rack in 450° oven.
- Bake approximately 15 - 25 minutes until underside of steak fries are golden brown.
- Remove from oven, and gently loosen steak fries with spatula, turning each one over.
- Bake approximately 5-10 minutes more until underside is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately, garnishing with extra rosemary sprigs if desired.
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Cynthia/What A Girl Eats says
I really love any kind of potato, just about any way…but adding herbs and garlic makes them just perfect!
Beth @ Eat Within Your Means says
“As long as you have potatoes, you’ll never go hungry.” That could be my personal motto. 🙂 I’m a total carnivore/potato addict. Love the idea of these fries, you had me at rosemary.
Dear Allie, such a true saying…potatoes complete any meal. I too love oven baked fries. Rosemary and garlic is a combination that cannot be beat. These are perfect especially with all the fresh rosemary I have in the garden this year! xo, Catherine
I LOVE. these – just wish I could get my kids to eat them…
They don’t know what they’re missing, Mike…..:)
Linda Jenkins says
I would make the potatoes with seasoned salt and paprika when my children were little. They were one of their favorites. I agree you will never go hungry if you have a bag of potatoes in the house. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Chicago Jogger says
Yum! This is such a winning combo. Looks great as a summer bbq side dish!
Susie Mandel says
Oh boy…these look dangerous…ly delicious. 😉
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
I love everything rosemary garlic so these sound amazing!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
My father in law used to make something like this! Your recipe is bringing back good memories! We love these!
Fries are my absolute favorite meal. So, I agree 100% with the man’s father. I cannot wait to try out this rosemary garlic recipe. These fries would be delicious alone or with a t-bone steak.
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These look delicious, Allie! I have such a weakness for fries and love the sound of the rosemary and garlic! So crispy and flavorful!
J’adore les pommes de terre cuisinés de cette façon ! Ils sont l’air extra!
Christina @ Christina's Cucina says
Well is it any wonder this is your family’s favorite way to have potatoes? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE potatoes done like this, in fact, this is very similar to how Italians do their roast potatoes (cut into pieces instead of slices, and no garlic). Incredibly delicious, Allie! You’ve made me want some and it’s only 7:00 am!!
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My husband is of Irish ancestry and he’d have potatoes at every meal every day (seriously, breakfast, lunch and dinner) if I’d let him. These potatoes looks so good that I’d probably be tempted to have them at least once a week – once the temps get below 90F 🙂
Aunt Margie says
These ARE good, basic food group. Who can resist fries, especially with your add ins? My computer has been on the fritz, (me too) but never miss your blog! THLG becomes T MY LG! Wherever I am your recipes accompany me, and am reading your book rec too! BTW, “The Nightengale” is a superior novel as well!
Awww…thanks Auntie M. Sorry to hear your computer has been on the fritz. I hope it’s ok now. Thanks SO MUCH for that book recommendation, it is next on my list and once things settle here a little bit I will begin. I am so looking forward to reading the Nightingale, thank you. Love you. XO
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I so agree with that chap you met in line – potatoes are so versatile and no matter if they are baked, broiled, scalloped, or mashed, they sure are comforting! Allie, when a friend of mine was in law school, she would eat a huge plate of baked, rosemary potato fries the night before every exam/test/quiz – she swore they helped her relax and concentrate on the test. I’m not sure what scientific evidence there is to support this or not – but, I must admit, if I’ve had a particularly bad day, a plate of potato fries (especially of they are like these with rosemary AND garlic) would make it all better! Fantastic recipe, my friend!
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy this long weekend that’s right around the corner! XOXO
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I haven’t had homemade potato wedges in SO long. I definitely need to change that soon!!
These steak fries look amazing! I love potatoes and rosemary!
Christy Smith says
I have made these fantastic fries a few times and the family’s a fan! I like how flavorful and crispy they taste but more than that, I love eating a fry that doesn’t pack quite the calories and fat that a fried fry does!
Oh thank you cousin, we had the a few nights ago. Our international student from China has arrived and he inhaled them! I will have to make more next time! XO
Kristen Chidsey says
Potatoes are such a comfort food and oven roasted with rosemary is how my mom made them, so super comforting for me.
Aunt Pinkie says
They look fantastic! Can’t wait to try ’em!
Taylor Kiser says
Great flavor with the rosemary and garlic! These look so delicious!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Well that guy behind you at checkout was one smart cookie! It is true, you can never go hungry as long as you have potatoes! He kinda reminds me of Bubba Gump… but with potatoes instead of shrimp. hahaha. Anyways, I am a ‘tater girl through and through, so you can bet I’m drooling over these steak fries!! These look perfectly crisp, golden brown and delicious, Allie! And I just love the classic garlic and rosemary combination!! I could most definitely eat just these as my meal!! Cheers, dear! xoxo
This is the best side dish!:)
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
One of my favorite ways to eat roasted potatoes! Perfect for the fall!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Some interesting conversations can occur while standing in line. You just never know what you might hear. The other great thing about potatoes is they can last a really long time. I love your oven baked fries. They are a perfect way to eat a potato! 🙂
Mmmm… Now I have a craving. We’ll be serving these up for supper, soon!
Thanks Carina, we had them with dinner last night and no leftovers! Hope all is well my friend.
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Potatoes are the BEST thing ever, completely agree with the guy you met in the line. I can eat potatoes in all forms! 🙂 Rosemary and garlic are indeed a great pairing. And these oven roasted fries are making me drool, Allie.
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Steak fries are the best! Love the rosemary garlic combo!