Recipe: Steak And Chilli Cheese Fries


So meaty, so cheesy, so unbelievably good and you don't need a fryer! This bad boy recipe makes the most of potato skins that are crisped up in the oven and loaded with cheese, chilli and of course, juicy smokin' steak. It's a classic food truck recipe that you can recreate easily in the comfort of your own home.


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 200 g bavette or minute steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g cheddar cheese
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
Preheat the Oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Cook the Potatoes

Step 2

Cook The Potatoes

Microwave the potatoes in two batches,10 minutes for each batch, until they’re soft all the way through. Scoop out the middles and save the flesh for something like mash, croquettes or soup. Slice the skins lengthways into 3-4 wide strips. Place the skins onto a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, until deep brown and crisp.

Cook the Steak

Step 3

Cook The Steak

Remove the skins and switch the oven to the grill setting, as high as it will go. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper and rub with a little oil. Get a pan smoking hot then add the steak. Cook for 2 minutes on each side and allow to rest. Slice the steak as thinly as possible and add it to a mixing bowl.

Add Toppings and Grill

Step 4

Add Toppings And Grill

Grate the cheese, slice the spring onions, dice the chillies and chop the coriander. Add them all to the bowl with the steak. Transfer the skins into an ovenproof dish and layer them with the beef mix. Keep piling the skins and beef mix high. Grill for a few minutes, until the cheese is melting and oozy and the beef is blackening and crisp.

Garnish and Serve

Step 5

Garnish And Serve

Top with any remaining chilli slices, chopped coriander, lime wedges and squeezes of sriracha and mayo. Serves 4.

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