Oven-Roasted Steak Fries with Smoky Ketchup
These oven-roasted steak fries make a delicious addition to a meal and are served with an easy homemade smoky flavored ketchup.
Potatoes are such a great pantry item to have on hand.
They make the best comfort food recipes, and there are so many different ways to prepare them.
About this Recipe
These steak fries are simple to make and require just a few ingredients.
And the good news is that they’re oven roasted and not fried.
They’re especially scrumptious when served with smoky ketchup which is made with just a dab of Liquid Smoke.
If you’ve never used Liquid Smoke, I have to tell you that just a dab will do you; a little REALLY goes a long way.
A long time ago one of my friends said to try a little Liquid Smoke in my spaghetti sauce.
Well now I know that “a little” is a relative term because I used way too much and the sauce was so horrible, I can’t even describe it.
But when used very sparingly it adds a nice flavor.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Potatoes, olive oil, kosher salt*, pepper, ketchup and Liquid Smoke
*Kosher salt has larger crystals than regular salt which gives these steak fries a nice burst of flavor. But if you don’t have Kosher salt, feel free to use regular salt.
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
For the Steak Fries:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Rinse off the potatoes and pat them dry.
Leave the skin on but cut off any imperfections or bruises.
Cut the potatoes in quarters lengthwise.
If the potatoes are more on the round side, you may need to cut them in fifths or sixths.
In a medium size bowl add the potatoes,
Mix together so all of the potatoes are coated in the oil mixture.
Drizzle olive oil on a cookie sheet (or use cooking spray if preferred).
Then add the potatoes to the cookie sheet cut-side down.
Spread the potatoes out so that they’re not laying on top of one another.
Roast in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) until the sides facing down, turn a golden color (about 25 minutes).
When they come out of the oven, salt to taste.
For the Smoky Ketchup:
Make this while the potatoes are cooking.
While the potatoes are cooking, add ketchup to a small bowl.
Then add the Liquid Smoke.
Stir the ketchup mixture.
Give it a taste test and if more smokey flavor is preferred, add a tiny bit of the Liquid Smoke at a time in between taste tests.
TIP – When making the Smoky Ketchup – be careful when adding additional Liquid Smoke to the ketchup.
Only add it in tiny amounts because it’s extremely strong and can easily overpower the taste of the ketchup.
If there was such a thing as an eye dropper size measuring spoon, that’s what I would classify as “tiny”…..just one drop at a time.
Serve these steak fries warm with smoky ketchup.
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Oven Roasted Steak Fries with Smoky Ketchup
For the Steak Fries:
- 4 medium size potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold) washed and skin-on
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (for coating the potatoes)
- 4 dashes ground black pepper
- 4 dashes kosher salt (or regular salt) or salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (may substitute with cooking oil spray if preferred) (for the baking pan)
For the Smoky Ketchup:
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
For the Steak Fries:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Rinse off the potatoes and pat them dry. Leave the skin on but cut off any imperfections or bruises.
- Cut the potatoes in quarters lengthwise. If the potatoes are more on the round side you may need to cut them in fifths or sixths.
- In a medium size bowl add the potatoes, olive oil, pepper, and salt. Mix together so all of the potatoes are coated in the oil.
- On a cookie sheet pan (with sides), drizzle olive oil (or spray with cooking spray if preferred).
- To the pan, add the potatoes cut side-down. Spread the potatoes out on the pan so they aren't touching one another.
- Bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) until the sides facing down, turn a golden color (about 25 minutes).
- When they come out of the oven, salt to taste.
For the Smoky Ketchup (make while the potatoes are cooking):
- To a small bowl, add ketchup and Liquid Smoke. Stir. Do a taste test, if more smoke flavor is preferred, add just a tiny bit more of the Liquid Smoke at a time in between taste tests. Be careful when adding additional Liquid Smoke to the ketchup. Only add it in very small amounts because it's extremely strong and can easily overpower the taste of the ketchup.
- Serve the steak fries warm with smoky ketchup.
TIP:When making the Smokey Ketchup - be careful when adding additional Liquid Smoke to the ketchup. Only add it in very small amounts because it's extremely strong and can easily overpower the taste of the ketchup.
These steak fries can be served as a side dish along with sliders, sandwiches and comfort food such as “Simple Fried Chicken“, “Simple Chicken Nuggets“, and “Cheeseburger with Sautéed Onions“.
Side Dishes Made with Potatoes
Whether it’s mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, baked potatoes, or potato salad, they make the best side dishes.
More Potato Recipes You May Like:
Baked Herb and Parmesan Potato Slices
French Fries with Dipping Sauces
Twice-Baked, Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
That Smoky Ketchup, is the complete bomb! I used to love my fries with a little shake of Smoke Salt but you can’t find that stuff anywhere now! At least, I don’t know where to buy it. The ketchup, adding the liquid smoke, is a nifty idea!
Hi Judy, so glad that you like it. The liquid smoke does a great job of flavoring the ketchup. Have a nice weekend!
Will never make anyother way! I did one cookie sheet non greased (even though they had adequate Olive oil) and they stuck to the pan. The pan I did extra spray of “PAM” slid right off . The ketchup flavor was sooooo summer!!!!! Thanks!
Hi Jules, sorry that the potatoes didn’t work out the first time. I’ve noticed that sometimes depending on the pan I use with other recipes I’ll have this come up too. Just to be on the safe side I updated the recipe to drizzle some more olive oil on the cookie sheet or spray some Pam. So glad that they worked with the extra spray of PAM. Thank you for letting me know how these turned out.
These Fries and Ketchup look WONDERFUL! Looking forward to trying your recipe!
Hi Lorie, thank you very much. Have a great day!
I prefer baked potato fries to fried. But I never thought of dressing up the ketchup. Great idea. And that liquid smoke goes a long way. The bottle can last me for years. Thanks for sharing.
We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa – What’d You Do This Weekend? I’d love it if your would bring these over.
Have a great week,
Hi Linda, thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week too!