Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Project Pinterest: Garlicky Steak Fries

We have always loved steak fries, because of course, regular potatoes are no good (according to the children). They have to be in the form of a fry. I searched far and wide for a great steak fry recipe. I pinned this version of steak fries quite awhile ago. 

I did something I rarely do; I followed the recipe to a "T".

8 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges
3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour
1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

I used my favorite kitchen tool to mince the garlic: the Pampered Chef Garlic Press. Now, let me tell you something you might not know about me, I LOVE garlic. BUT, this recipe was so garlicky that we could barely eat the finished product. The original recipe says to combine the oil and garlic and microwave for one minute. Then discard the garlic and just use the oil. This did not work well for me, so every time I've made them since, I've totally skipped this step.

I drizzled the oil over the cut up potatoes and covered with Saran Wrap and microwaved for five minutes.
I combined all of the spices and sprinkled them on the hot potatoes. I placed them on a pan and baked for about 30 minutes on 440 degrees.

This was the end result! They were perfect in texture and color. What they were not perfect in is flavor. It was garlic overload to the tenth degree. However, I've made these many times after this first time and simply did away with the garlic. Sometimes I add some ranch seasoning to kick it up a notch.

If I were you, I'd definitely check out the recipe from the Purple Foodie and change according to your preferences.

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Sarah :)


  1. Those look so tasty! That's a fun project too--gotta love pinterest. I'll be following your blog :).

  2. Yummmmmmmmmmmm - Those look sooo good!
    Thanks for sharing, Sarah :)

  3. MMmmmmmmm....drool. Those look delicious! Thanks for the heads up on the garlic overload. Maybe I'll try these with a dash of garlic powder?!

  4. Oh, I know some boys who would love those....a good one for Christmas break!


  5. Morning Sarah! These look yummy! Thanks for the tip about the garlic. I love garlic too, but usually 2-3 cloves are the limit around here. I'll definitely be trying these!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Sarah,

    Thanks for following along! My husband and I lived in SC while he was at graduate school and we have family there too. Again, thanks:)


  7. Oh, um, deliciousness! I will have to try these! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Yumm!!!! I'm with everyone else...that sure does seem like a lot of garlic. Thanks for letting us know it is. LOL! Sorry you had to be the one to find out. These will be a must serve at my house.


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