Carne Asada Fries

Posted: June 10

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 servings

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Move over nachos! Introducing your new favorite party food. These Carne Asada Fries are the fry version of nachos. Hearty, filling, and oh so good. The best part? You can customize these however you want with your favorite toppings!


For the marinade and steak: • 1/4 cup lime juice • 1/4 cup orange juice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 4 teaspoons minced garlic • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak For the fries and cheese sauce: • 1 (16-20- ounce) bag frozen seasoned fries, baked according to package directions • 3 tablespoons butter • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/4 cup milk • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated Optional for serving: • avocado • pico de gallo • sour cream • cilantro • sliced jalapenos


Step 1

Create the marinade for the steak by combining the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, cumin, and oregano in a mixing bowl. Put the steak in a plastic, sealable bag and pour the marinade on top of it. If possible, allow the steak to marinate overnight or for 6 hours.

Step 2

Preheat the grill or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat and cook the steak to your desired doneness. Remove the meat from heat and cover with foil. Set aside.

Step 3

Cook the fries according to the package.

Step 4

As your fries cook, prepare the cheese sauce. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Then, add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Add the milk and garlic salt and allow the mixture to thicken for 3-4 minutes. Whisk constantly.

Step 5

Add the cheese to the pan in two batches to ensure you don’t burn it. Whisk constantly as you add until the sauce is melted and smooth. Cover until your fries are cooked.

Step 6

Once the fries are ready, slice the steak against the grain. Drizzle some cheese over the fries, top with the steak, and add more cheese. Then, garnish with your desired toppings.