steak frites

Steak Frites

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Is there anything more perfect than steak and french fries? Here’s my favorite recipe for steak frites! The perfect meat and potatoes supper.


  • 2 one pound hangar steaks, cut in half length-wise
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large Idaho or Russet potatoes
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Mix mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in a small bowl. Slather it over both sides of the steak and let them sit for at least two hours in the fridge, or up to overnight.
  2. Prep the potatoes by scrubbing them clean with a vegetable brush (no need to peel them) and then cutting them into super thin strips with the julienne blade on a mandoline. If you don’t have a mandoline, cut the potatoes into very thin slices length-wise, and then cut the slices into thin strips.
  3. Heat your grill to its highest setting and grill the steaks for 2 minutes per side if they are thin and 3 minutes per side if they are thick for medium rare. Remove them to a cutting board and let them sit while you are finishing the fries.
  4. Pour 2 inches of canola or vegetable oil into a heavy deep skillet and turn the heat to high. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels.
  5. When the oil is hot (we are looking for about 350 degrees if you want to get precise, but otherwise just let it heat for about 5 minutes and you should be good), lower the potatoes into the oil with a large slotted spoon or spider. Fry until golden and then remove them to the lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  6. Slice the steaks, put them on individual plates with a nice pile of fries, sprinkle with parsley if you like, and dig in!