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Steak and Fries dinner is the perfect fast and easy solution for any occasion. What’s better than a perfectly grilled NY strip and homemade french fries topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley. Nothing!

Step 1: How to make homemade french fries.

Homemade french fries are the best!  You can bake them, air fry them or my preference deep fry on the grill.

To get started, thoroughly wash a few russet potatoes and cut them into long strips keeping the skin on.  Make sure they are the same size so they will all cook evenly. Dunk them into an ice bath for 15 minutes.  This process releases the starch from the potatoes, helping it crisp up during the cooking process. 

First, remove the potatoes from the water and pat them dry.  Make sure to remove as much water as possible as water and hot oil do not mix well together.

Preheat the grill and place a large dutch oven or cast iron skillet directly on the grates.  Fill it half way with peanut oil or bacon grease and wait until the oil reaches 350 -375 degrees.  The temperature is very important.  If it fluctuates or goes down, you risk getting soft and greasy fries.

Total cook time for the fries or chips is 7-10 minutes.  Remove them once you see a nice golden brown color. Season them immediately after you remove them from the oil. I used kosher salt, freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: How to grill the perfect medium rare steak.

When picking steaks at the butcher or grocery store, look for thicker cuts.  These are more forgiving and harder to over cook.  Also, select pieces that have nice marbling.  You want that fat to keep the steak tender, juicy and flavorful.

Before the steak goes on the grill, it is very important to get it to room temperature.  Season all sides generously with Dad’s Steak seasoning and allow the meat to sweat. This process allows the salt to penetrate into the meat and absorb the water content which will then be released back into the meat once on the grill.  

Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat. It is very important to make sure the grill is nice and hot before you start the grilling process. 

Sear the steak 5 minutes total flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout.  To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill.  This hot and fast steak is guaranteed to cook perfectly.

It’s OK to check the temp during the grilling process.   I use a meat thermometer by Thermoworks.  It’s very accurate and durable. 

Steak Grilling Tip

  • If you prefer a medium or medium well cook, keep it on the grill for longer.  For medium, remove at 130 degrees, for a more well done steak, you can keep it up until around 140 degrees. Just remember to continuously flip every 30 seconds.

Finally, set the steak aside to rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to rest any protein after a cook.  This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.

Step 3: The final touches on the Steak and Fries

Before serving the steak and fries dinner, shred fresh parmesan over the warm french fries along with freshly chopped parsley. Slice the perfectly medium rare steak and enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What cut of steak should I use?

Type of steak depends on what you are trying to grill up. For hot and fast look for cuts with good marbling like a ribeye or NY strip. If you are cooking a roast or stew, look for cuts that are cheaper and meatier like a chuck roast.

At what temperature should I remove the steak?

The internal temperature all depends on how you want or prefer your steak cooked. For a medium rare, remove it at between 120-125 degrees. If you are going for a medium cooked steak, anywhere between 135-140 degrees. Anything over will be well done. Remember to always rest the meat for 10 minutes before slicing.

Can I make this in the oven or stove top?

All my recipes can be replicated in the oven, stove top or gas grill. You do not need a big green egg or weber grill to replicate any of my recipes.

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Steak and Fries

Steak and Fries dinner is the perfect fast and easy solution for any occasion. Deliciously flavorful, tender and crispy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients 

Steak Ingredients

  • 2 NY strip steaks
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Dad's Steak seasoning

French Fry Ingredients

  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 14 oz Bacon up bacon grease
  • 1/4 cup Grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Freshly chopped parsley
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions 

  • Thoroughly wash a few russet potatoes and cut them into long strips keeping the skin on.  Dunk them into an ice bath for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and pat them dry. 
  • Preheat the grill and place a large dutch oven directly on the grates.  Full it half way with bacon grease and wait until the oil reaches 350 degrees. 
  • Total cook time for the fries or chips is 7-10 minutes.  Remove them once you see a nice golden brown color. Season with salt, parmesan and fresh parsley while still hot.
  • Get the steak to room temperature. Season all side with Dad's Steak seasoning.
  • Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat.
  • Sear the steak flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout.  To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill. 
  • Remove the steak off the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes.

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About Maciek

I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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