It’s amazing how an everyday ingredient like the humble potato can be transformed into a flavor-packed treat with the addition of zaatar!
These steak fries are a simple side to whip up and are great alongside burgers, pork chops, and as the name implies, steaks! In addition to being much healthier than frying, baking the fries produces a crispy, crunchy exterior while keeping them soft and creamy on the inside. Tyme Food’s Zaatar adds an exotic, herbaceous touch and when paired with the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce, the combination of flavors is incredible. To really intensify the flavor in the dipping sauce, we’ve added sumac, which offers a tart, lemony flavor without being acidic. Our sumac is cultivated from seed in the mountains of southern Lebanon and is much stronger in flavor than common sumac, so a little bit goes a long way!
Za'atar Oven Baked Steak Fries
Yield: 4-6 servings
3 Russet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Za'atar
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 (7 oz.) container plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sumac
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
- Cut each potato in half lengthwise, then into 3-4 wedges per half.
- Divide the fries evenly between the two baking sheets, then drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the za'atar and parmesan cheese, and toss to ensure they are evenly coated.
- Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, remove the fries from the oven and flip each one over.
- Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until crisp and browned on all sides.
- While the potatoes are baking, prepare the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce by placing the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until smooth.
- Serve the warm steak fries with the lemon-yogurt dipping sauce and enjoy! (And if you’d rather dip them in ketchup, go for it. We won’t judge you!)