Everyday Mom's Meals: Forget Frozen, Make Your Own! {A Post For Earth Fare}

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forget Frozen, Make Your Own! {A Post For Earth Fare}

In no way will you ever hear me bash convenience foods. You've heard me say it time and time again...take the help from the store when you need to, and don't have an ounce of guilt about it. We are all super busy and if there are times we need to cut corners to make sure our families are still fed a good meal, well then, that's how life goes. So, the above title, is in no way a push for you to stop buying frozen anything. It's simply a statement about this recipe specifically, and if you have the time, what you can do with it!

I'm kinda a fry snob. They have to be just right for me to really rave about them. The right texture. The right flavor. Even the right temperature. I hate cold fries; but I also can't stand ones that burn my mouth with hot leftover grease.

So, when I set out to my own steak fries, I'm not even going to lie to you, it took me a few tries to get them just how I wanted them. For my taste buds, these have the perfect combination of seasonings. But feel free to add your own and switch them up. This is really a method, a jumping off point, that could lead to a thousand different varieties.

These would be so good with anything coming off the grill this summer! Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, barbecue...steak fries go with them all!

Oh, and on that time issue? These really don't take that much more than their frozen counterpart. Just a few extra minutes in the prep department to cut them. So if you have those few moments to spare, treat your family to something a little extra special. And if you don't? Well then, reach for that bag of frozen tater tots and know I fully support you!

Oven Steak Fries
6-8 medium potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
1-2 TBS steak seasoning, to taste
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425. In a large bowl mix potatoes, oil, and seasonings. Stir very well to coat. Transfer to a large baking sheet that's lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully turn. Bake for 10 minutes more. Change oven to broil setting. Cook for 5-7 minutes until golden.  *NOTE* To cut potatoes into wedges, cut each in half lengthwise. Then cut each of those halves into 4 wedges. 

Shared on The Country Cook April 17, 2015

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