Asian Steak Frites


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman

Steak frites are a personal top choice of mine when dining out at French restaurants, but sometimes the prices are just a little too steep for me to feel like it’s money well spent. The truth of the matter is that anyone can make steak frites at home in under an hour using a small handful of ingredients and minimal cooking experience.

I went the Asian-inspired route by marinading the steak in a soy ginger sauce before cooking it. It’s a great alternative to generic barbecue sauce using ingredients you likely already have at home.

What you’ll need for the frites:
1 large Yukon gold potato, sliced into strips
Black pepper
Garlic powder
Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425.

Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil on top. Add black pepper and garlic powder to taste. Then, bake for approximately 45 minutes.

What you’ll need for the steak:
8-10 oz skirt steak
1/4 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ginger, dried
1/2 tsp sesame oil
Olive oil

Combine the soy sauce, orange juice, one tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a measuring glass. Mix well and pour into a plastic bag. Add the steak and let marinate for about 30-40 minutes.

While the steak sits, caramelize the onion.

Then, grill the steak for approximately 3-4 minutes per side, or to taste.

When the potatoes are done, plate the steak and top with the onions. Serve the frites on the side.