Steak Fries With Veracruz Ranch Dip

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Most people might think of steak fries as a thing to go with steak. Not so. Well, not completely so, anyway. Steak fries also make a fantastic appetizer or party food, as long as you have a great dip to dip em into. This Veracruz Ranch dip is a perfect choice because it’s chunky and zesty and stands up well to hearty oven-roasted steak fries. I think this dip would also go well with thick-cut potato chips (and between you and me, I’ve been using the leftover dip as a sandwich spread.) Likewise, the steak fries could partner up with many other dips such as this homemade French Onion dip.

Steak Fries recipe with Veracruz Ranch Dip

This recipe makes about 3 cups of dip and about 4 servings worth of steak fries. For a large group, double or triple the steak fries, but no need to make more dip.


Oven Fries With Veracruz Ranch Dip

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Veracruz Ranch Dip:
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup diced pickle
  • ½ cup jarred salsa
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup pimiento
  • 3 tablespoons rinsed capers
  • 3 large Russet potatoes (about 1/2 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Make the dip:
  2. Combine all dip ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine well. Refrigerate while you make the steak fries.
  3. Set oven to 425ºF/220ºC
  4. Scrub potatoes well but don’t peel (unless you really, truly desire). Cut each potato lengthwise into 12 wedges: Half, then cut-side-down cut each into half again, then carefully cut each half into three wedges. See video demo.)
  5. Put the oil in a large bowl and add potato wedges, using your hands to fully coat each wedge. Then add the seasonings and mix again.
  6. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and turn. Bake another 10 minutes until steak fries are tender and roasted outside.
  8. Serve with Veracruz Ranch dip

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  1. Jonathan Michael Reiter on March 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I’m gonna try these!

    • Hilah on March 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Jillian Hawkins on March 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Can’t wait to try these. They look amazing!

    • Hilah on March 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Thanks, Jillian! Send me a picture of your fries if you think about it!

  3. Molly on March 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Hilah! I’ve tried many times to bake fries, but they never get crispy enough, but these look amazing! I have a question though: can I prep these ahead of time and put them in the oven after work? Or will they get greasy?

    • Hilah on March 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Molly! I think that would work fine to cut and oil and season the fries ahead of time.

    • Mayah on April 4, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Hi Molly, I had the same problem and stumbled upon the following trick somewhere: if you cook the potatoe pieces in water just for 6-8min before you put them into the oven, they will become much more crispy.
      I tried it and now they are just as I wanted them to be.

  4. Wayne on March 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Hilah, I just made your steak fries and loved them. They tasted exactly the way you described them, crunchy on the
    outside and creamy on the inside. Yum yum yum good.
    Thank you for a great recipe.

    • Hilah on March 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      So glad to hear, Wayne!

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