Carne Asada Fries

This is my own recipe. I made these carne asada fries last night and they were amazing. My fiance loved it and now he wants me to make it all the time.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 pound beef flank steak, cut into thin strips

  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

  • 1 tablespoon guacamole seasoning mix

  • ½ (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions, or to taste

  • ¼ cup sour cream, or to taste

Directions

  1. Combine soy sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, Cajun seasoning, and lime juice in a glass or ceramic bowl; add steak. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, up to overnight.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Cook steak on the preheated grill until firm and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  4. Deep-fry the French fries in the hot oil until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes, working in batches and adding more oil as needed. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

  5. Mash avocados with guacamole seasoning in a bowl. Set aside.

  6. Place the fries on a microwave-safe plate and layer with cooked carne asada and Mexican cheese. Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Add guacamole, sour cream, and finish it with green onions.

Cook's Note:

You can garnish with chives instead of green onions.

Editor's Notes:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
24g Fat
22g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 882mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 612mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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