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Carne Asada Cheese Fries

['1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt', '1 1/2 teaspoons paprika', '1 teaspoon garlic powder', '1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper', '1/4 teaspoon dried oregano', '1/4 teaspoon sugar', '1 (22-ounce) package frozen French fries', '12 ounces skirt steak, trimmed if necessary', '2 tablespoons vegetable oil', '4 ounces sharp cheddar (about 1 packed cup)', '2 teaspoons cornstarch', '1/2 cup evaporated milk', '3–5 dashes hot sauce, such as Cholula (optional)', 'Cubed avocado', 'sour cream', 'cilantro leaves', 'salsa', 'and/or pico de gallo (for serving; optional)']

Whisk salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, oregano, and sugar in a small bowl.
Spread fries on a rimmed baking sheet, toss with 1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt, and bake according to package directions, tossing halfway through.
Meanwhile, rub steak with remaining seasoned salt. Heat oil in a large (preferably cast iron) skillet over medium-high. Sear steak 2–3 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain, then cut strips into 1" pieces. Transfer fries to a large platter; top with steak.
Toss cheese and cornstarch in a medium heatproof bowl. Pour evaporated milk over and cook in microwave on high 40 seconds. Whisk and continue to cook in 20-second increments, whisking in between, until melted and smooth (about 2 minutes total). Stir in hot sauce, if using.
Spoon cheese sauce over steak. Top with avocado, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, and/or pico de gallo, if using.

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