Craveable Crispy Carne Asada Fries Recipe: Meet Your New Favorite Finger Food Recipe by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef

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3 months ago
Craveable Crispy Carne Asada Fries Recipe: Meet Your New Favorite Finger Food Recipe

Move over nachos! This carne asada fries recipe is hearty, filling and oh so good. Personalize them with your favorite toppings!

Cuisine: Mexican/American
Prep Time: 8 hours to overnight to marinate 
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients

Marinade and Steak

Fries and Cheese Sauce

  • 1 bag frozen seasoned fries, baked according to package directions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Optional Toppings

Here's how to make it: 

  1. For the marinade, combine the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, cumin, cayenne and oregano in a mixing bowl. Place in an air-tight container allowing the steak to marinate for a minimum of 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat and cook the steak to your desired temperature. Remove to a cutting board allow to rest. While the steak is on the grill, bake the fries according to the manufacturer's directions.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Add the milk while constantly whisking to avoid lumps until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. And garlic salt and allow the mixture to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
  4. Once the fries are crispy, place them on a slightly warmed serving plater. Chop the steak, top the fries, drizzle on the warm melted cheese and add your desired toppings.

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