La Buvette Terrine

It amuses me when people talk about snooty people sitting around, leisurely eating pâté, because pâté is rustic, country fare, not considered fancy in France. While pâté can have a pastry-type crust (pâté en croûte) and some are a little fancier than others, the cousins of pâté, terrines, are truly down-to-earth. They can be baked in a special mold (you can come across them at…

It amuses me when people talk about snooty people sitting around, leisurely eating pâté, because pâté is rustic, country fare, not considered fancy in France. While pâté can have a pastry-type crust (pâté en croûte) and some are a little fancier than others, the cousins of pâté, terrines, are truly down-to-earth. They can be baked in a special mold (you can come across them at French flea markets for around 5 bucks, like the one I used here), they can also be baked in any ovenproof bowl, which I did with this terrine. So there’s no excuse not to sit around and eat pâté, or terrine, all day. And not only is this one incredibly easy, it’s also one of the best terrines I’ve ever had.

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Easy Pumpkin Soup

This easy, delicious, and creamy Pumpkin Soup is filled with fresh flavors and warm spices. It is the perfect soup for a quick and easy fall meal or a great addition to any holiday menu. I am all about pumpkin during the fall months. I have A LOT of sw…

This easy, delicious, and creamy Pumpkin Soup is filled with fresh flavors and warm spices. It is the perfect soup for a quick and easy fall meal or a great addition to any holiday menu. I am all about pumpkin during the fall months. I have A LOT of sweet pumpkin recipes: pumpkin chocolate chip…

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BBQ Roasted Sweet Potato Croutons

While throwing together dinner one night, I added some leftover roasted sweet potatoes to a green salad with a zesty dressing and thought, “This would be even better if the potatoes were roasted like ‘croutons’ and tossed in BBQ seasoning.” The r…

BBQ Roasted Sweet Potato Croutons

While throwing together dinner one night, I added some leftover roasted sweet potatoes to a green salad with a zesty dressing and thought, “This would be even better if the potatoes were roasted like ‘croutons’ and tossed in BBQ seasoning.” The rest is history. 

Let us show you how this 30-minute, 9-ingredient recipe is made! It’s incredibly versatile and can be added to salads, bowls, wraps, and beyond!

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Egg Salad Sandwiches with Roasted Beet

Say hello to your new favorite sandwich: creamy egg salad seasoned with paprika, thin slices of roasted beet, and a generous handful of spicy microgreens to perfectly offset the richness of the egg. Taylor’s classic egg salad is simple and satisfying, with only 4 ingredients (eggs included), plus salt and pepper. It’s not overly mayo-heavy […]

Say hello to your new favorite sandwich: creamy egg salad seasoned with paprika, thin slices of roasted beet, and a generous handful of spicy microgreens to perfectly offset the richness of the egg.

Taylor’s classic egg salad is simple and satisfying, with only 4 ingredients (eggs included), plus salt and pepper. It’s not overly mayo-heavy or mustard-forward, with a very simple flavor profile that let you actually taste the egg (not overwhelmed by dill or relish or other add-ins). A pinch of sweet paprika gives the egg salad a well-rounded flavor and ever so slightly pink hue (something that pairs perfectly with the rich ruby red of the beets).

Egg salad sandwich cut in half, showing the layers of beet and egg

Lunch is often a struggle around these parts.

We try to plan our dinners to include leftovers (let’s just say we’re masters at cooking for 4 for this reason), but sometimes we find ourselves floundering in the kitchen at noon, hangry and without a solid plan for lunch.

It’s days like these that egg salad sandwiches have become our go-to. Don’t ask me where the idea for the beet came from, I just know I came downstairs one day to find Taylor had thrown this together and I fell in love all over again. Something about the sweet, earthiness of the beet goes so well with the creamy egg salad.

Assuming we have some roasted beets in the fridge (I fully admit we’ve been buying packaged pre-roasted beets and I’m not ashamed about it), these sandwiches come together in about 20 minutes, including the time it takes to boil, cool, and peel the eggs. Hard-boil a few eggs ahead of time and it’d be even quicker.

Egg salad sandwich with roasted beets and microgreens

While this small-batch egg salad recipe could be used in a variety of ways, our favorite assemblage includes thin slices of roasted red beet, a thick layer of creamy egg salad, and a pile of spicy microgreens (arugula or watercress would also be great here too!)

The creaminess of the egg, the earthiness of the beet, and the spiciness of the greens all come together on slices of thick brioche sandwich bread to make what I consider the perfect sandwich.

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Harissa Marinated Chickpeas

After experimenting with chickpeas in the Instant Pot, we had an abundance of chickpeas on our hands and plenty of ideas for what to do with them. The best, however? Harissa marinated chickpeas!
Think tender chickpeas marinated in a mixture of garlic, …

Harissa Marinated Chickpeas

After experimenting with chickpeas in the Instant Pot, we had an abundance of chickpeas on our hands and plenty of ideas for what to do with them. The best, however? Harissa marinated chickpeas!

Think tender chickpeas marinated in a mixture of garlic, lemon, smoked paprika, and spicy harissa sauce. 

Just 8 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 bowl required! Let us show you how it’s done!

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Honey Mustard Chicken

This easy Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is bursting with tangy, savory, and sweet flavor! Make it on the grill during the summertime, or bake it in the oven. You will love this juicy chicken! This Honey Mustard Chicken is one of our favorite solutions t…

This easy Honey Mustard Chicken recipe is bursting with tangy, savory, and sweet flavor! Make it on the grill during the summertime, or bake it in the oven. You will love this juicy chicken! This Honey Mustard Chicken is one of our favorite solutions to the constant question, “What should I make for dinner this…

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1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”

If you’re looking for a plant-based “meat” alternative for Mexican night, look no further! Introducing smoky lentil vegan taco “meat”!
This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which moc…

1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”

If you’re looking for a plant-based “meat” alternative for Mexican night, look no further! Introducing smoky lentil vegan taco “meat”!

This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which mock the texture of meat, and lentils, which add plenty of plant-based protein. Let us show you how it’s done!

This quick and easy recipe starts with sautéing onion and garlic in a large skillet.

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a flavorful, warm, savory Middle Eastern dish filled with tomatoes, eggs, and spices. I love serving it with crusty bread for a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favorite meals, Shakshuka! T…

Shakshuka is a flavorful, warm, savory Middle Eastern dish filled with tomatoes, eggs, and spices. I love serving it with crusty bread for a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favorite meals, Shakshuka! This spiced egg-and-tomato dish is a really wonderful and easy meal to make for…

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Cheesy Roasted Broccoli & Chickpea Kale Salad

If you’ve never tried crispy CHEESY roasted broccoli, you’re in for a treat.
Especially when it’s paired with crispy roasted chickpeas, citrus-massaged kale (yeah, we said it), and our 5-minute SMOKY Chipotle Dressing!
Friends, let us show you …

Cheesy Roasted Broccoli & Chickpea Kale Salad

If you’ve never tried crispy CHEESY roasted broccoli, you’re in for a treat.

Especially when it’s paired with crispy roasted chickpeas, citrus-massaged kale (yeah, we said it), and our 5-minute SMOKY Chipotle Dressing!

Friends, let us show you how easy this 30-minute dish is!

The first step is to roast the broccoli and chickpeas on a large baking sheet.

The broccoli is seasoned with avocado oil, salt, and pepper, then topped with nutritional yeast for cheesy flavor!

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Oven Baked Steak Fries

Who needs a little comfort food these days? Yeah, me too. I had some leftover russet potatoes the other day and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. Thick cut, perfect for dipping and dunking, oven baked steak fries. These tasty potato wedges get surprisingly crispy in the oven without any […]

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Who needs a little comfort food these days? Yeah, me too. I had some leftover russet potatoes the other day and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. Thick cut, perfect for dipping and dunking, oven baked steak fries. These tasty potato wedges get surprisingly crispy in the oven without any extra steps, like soaking or drying, making them an incredibly simple side dish. …Or main dish, if you’re like me. 😅

Steak fries on a paper lined plate, one being dipped into one of three dipping sauces

What Are Steak Fries?

Simply put, steak fries thick potato wedges. Usually they’re deep fried like French fries, but I don’t like dealing with all that scary hot grease, so I baked them instead. They were still surprisingly crispy, and wayyyyy easier than dealing with getting (and keeping) a vat of hot oil to the proper temperature, and dodging splattering oil that is trying to kill you.

What is “Steak Seasoning”?

My steak fries have an extra “steak” element to them—steak seasoning. Steak seasoning, a.k.a. Montreal steak seasoning, is one of my new favorite seasoning blends. It’s a chunky blend of salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic, and sometimes other spices. The chunky nature of this blend gives you little pops of flavor as you eat the fries and also adds a little bit of delicious crunch. I love this stuff! 

Where to Buy Steak Seasoning

You can get this at any major grocery store. It’s usually in the spice aisle near the other seasoning blends or grill seasoning blends. McCormick brand makes one, and that brand is in most major U.S. supermarkets. The one I used today was purchased at Aldi. You can see a photo of the bottle if you scroll down to the step by step photos section of the post.

How Are the Leftovers?

Like most types of fries, these Steak Fries are definitely best right out of the oven. The will get less crispy the longer they sit, and if kept in the refrigerator overnight the texture will be more along the lines of baked potato. Did that stop me from devouring the leftovers? Absolutely not. They were delicious dipped into some comeback sauce (recipe coming soon).

Close up side view of the plate of steak fries

 
Overhead view of a plate full of steak fries with three dipping sauces

Oven Baked Steak Fries

These incredibly crispy, thick cut, oven baked steak fries are seasoned to perfection with steak seasoning for maximum flavor in every bite! 
Total Cost $0.94 recipe / $0.47 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 239.4kcal
Author Beth - Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. russet potatoes $0.60
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil $0.04
  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika $0.15
  • 1/2 Tbsp steak seasoning $0.15

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Wash the potatoes well. Cut each potato into wedges, approximately 12 wedges per potato. (Quarter the potato lengthwise, then slice each quarter into three wedges.)
  • Add the potato wedges to a bowl with the cooking oil, paprika, and steak seasoning. Toss the potato wedges until they are well coated.
  • Spread the seasoned potato wedges out over a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they're in a single layer. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until they are well browned and crispy. Flip the steak fries once, after about 20 minutes of baking.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 239.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.95g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 7.3g | Sodium: 1631.65mg | Fiber: 3.15g

Scroll down for the step by step photos!

Baked steak fries close up on a parchment lined baking sheet

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How to Make Steak Fries – Step by Step Photos

Potatoes cut into wedges on a cutting board

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Start with one pound of russet potatoes (this is two 1/2 lb. potatoes). Wash your potatoes well, because they grow under ground. In the dirt. You get the point. Cut each potato into 12 wedges. To do this I began by cutting each potato into quarters, lengthwise. Then cut each quarter into 3 wedges.

Potato wedges with seasoning in a bowl

Add the potato wedges to a bowl with 1 Tbsp cooking oil, ½ Tbsp paprika, and ½ Tbsp steak seasoning.

Steak seasoning bottle

This is the steak seasoning I used. I got this at Aldi, but McCormick brand can be found in most grocery stores. It’s just a chunky mix of salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper, and maybe a small amount of other spices.

Seasoned potato wedges

Toss the potato wedges until they’re well coated in oil and spices.

Potato wedges spread out on the parchment lined baking sheet

Spread the potato wedges out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they’re in a single layer.

Baked steak fries on the baking sheet

Bake the steak fries in the preheated 425ºF oven for about 35 minutes, or until they’re well browned and crispy. Make sure to flip them once during baking, after about 20 minutes.

Overhead view of a plate full of steak fries with three dipping sauces

Serve with your favorite sauces! Shown with: ketchup, ranch, and comeback sauce.

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