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Steak Frites Recipe

Steak Frites Recipe with lemon herb butter is a classic French dish that is absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Course Main
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 528kcal


For the Butter:

  • 3 softened unsalted sticks of butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For the Fries:

  • 3 russet potatoes cut into batonnet slices
  • sea salt to taste

For the Steak:

  • 2 12- ounce New York strip steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8-10 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Butter: Add the butter to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and whip on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Next, add in the rosemary, thyme, green onions, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper until combined. Set aside.
  • Fries: Add the fries to a container of cold water and move around with your hands to get some of the starch off.
  • Drain and rinse the potatoes again and drain of any excess water.
  • Place them in a deep fryer or a pot of oil at 300° for 3 minutes.
  • When ready to serve turn the heat to 350° and cook for 3 more minutes. Toss with salt in a bowl and serve.
  • Steak: Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Add the oil to a large frying pan over high heat. Once smoking add in the strip steak and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Add in the thyme, garlic and butter and cook for 3 minutes per side for a medium-rare internal temperature.
  • Once you flip the steak over baste the steak until it’s done.
  • Rest the steak for 3-4 minutes before slicing and serving with some of the butter and fries.


Chef Notes:
  • This recipe can be adapted by using the desired steak of your choice as well as your desired herb butter.
  • There is plenty of herb butter leftover that can be frozen for up to 3 months. Use it as you need it in on steak, chicken, fish, pork, vegetables or pasta.
  • Figure about 1 russet potato per person unless you really love fries then do 1 ½ per person.
  • If you’d like your steak a little more done add 1 minute per side of cooking and 1 extra minute of rest to get a medium internal temperature.
  • This is not meant to be reheated or frozen, you should eat it the second it is finished.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 1030mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg