I like French fries. I like the skinny ones, like the ones you can get at Steak ‘N Shake, where you can dip them in cheese sauce. I like the crinkle-cut ones. I like seasoned fries, and I love curly fries. I like all of them, especially when paired with a burger.
If you asked me to pick a favorite, I’d probably pick steak fries. They’re thick and starchy, with a design that holds salt well and is easy to dip in ketchup. There’s a reason why they’re named after a more expensive cut of meat.
For a long time, the French fry options at Aldi were limited to seasoned fries (which are tasty but overheated) and possibly crinkle cut, with any other options being Aldi Finds. Recently, the store has added a couple of other options to the mix, including string fries and this product, steak fries.
Season’s Choice Steak Fries are an Aldi Regular Buy, which means you can find them in stores every day. At the time of this post, the fries cost $1.65 for a 28-ounce bag, or about 5.9 cents an ounce. They are kept in the frozen section of the store and should be kept frozen when you bring them home.
The package offers two ways to cook them: oven / toaster oven or deep fry. To cook in the oven, preheat the oven to 425 degrees, then spread frozen fries in a single layer on a dark, nonstick baking sheet or a shallow baking pan. Then bake for 15 minutes, flip the fries over, and bake for additional 9-13 minutes, serving immediately.
To cook in the deep fryer, preheat the cooking oil to 350 degrees. Then fill the basket half-full with fries and deep fry for 3-4 minutes. Finally, remove and spread on an absorbent paper towel, serving immediately.
I personally prefer to cook them in an air fryer. I’ve found that cooking them at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes is about right, depending on how many fries I’m cooking, and I try to shake them once or twice during the process.
These fries come out great. They’re flavorful and go great with salt or ketchup (or both). The texture is what I expect, with a semi-crisp skin and a soft inside. They’re my go-to fry option when I’m hosting company and I need fries.
Season’s Choice Steak Fries are excellent fries and my personal favorite among the Aldi fry options. Recommended.