Monday, February 23, 2009

Carne Asada French Fries


This stuff is heaven on a plate! It's also heart attack on a plate and deserves to be a part of thisiswhyyourefat, but it's totally worth it!

San Diego Mexican food is (in my opinion) some of the best. I mean really, a San Diego carne asada burrito consists of a delicate, perfect tortilla, meat and guacamole. That's it. Don't mess with a good thing. There is no need for silly rice or beans or *gasp* lettuce! Leave it alone dammit!

Carne asada french fries (carne fries for short), are another example of a San Diego Mexican food perfection. Can you tell that I really like San Diego Mexican food? It's one of the things I miss the most. That, the weather, and the beaches. Oh, I suppose my friends and family count too :)

Since I can't seem to find carne fries outside of San Diego, I had to make it myself. It's so simple, yet sooo so sooooooo good. Just take a big fat heaping pile of piping hot french fries, smother it in shredded cheese. Top that with a healthy dose of good old carne asada and finish it off with a bit (LOT) of guacamole. Cover it or stick it in the oven so that the heat of the fries and the meat melt the cheese into a glob of ooey gooey goodness. This is perfect "snack" after a late night of drinking, and great for dinner, lunch, and heck, even breakfast!

And since Blazing Hot Wok is featuring Mexico for this month's Regional Recipes event, I'm submitting this. Check out the roundup which will be hosted by Wandering Chopsticks or submit your own before March 15th.


Ingredients:
- French fries (recipe here)
- Carne asada (recipe below)
- Shredded cheese
- Guacamole

Directions:
- Pile hot french fries on a plate.
- Top with a large mound of shredded cheese.
- Add chopped up carne asada.
- Dollop lots of guacamole on top.
- Cover or pop in the oven until the cheese is melted and delicious.
- Stuff your face.
- Go to the gym.

-Carne Asada-
Ingredients:
- Beef (flank steak is typical, but any cut is fine since we're chopping it into such small pieces)
- Salt
- Pepper
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Paprika
- Cumin
- Soy sauce
- Lime juice

Directions:
- Marinate the beef in all the spices, soy sauce and lime juice.
- Grill until cooked through.
- Chop into small pieces.

27 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

That is outstanding munchie food!! YUM!!

La Traductora said...

Though not authentic, I have to admit that the evil muncher in me wants to eat this!

Sophie said...

This looks as a yummie dish for me! Yum, mmmm....

Laura P. said...

I love carne asada! Especially in fresh, warm tortillas...yum!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

The first entry.

Can't resist carne asada fries. Carne asada tacos. Carne asada nachos...
This IS why I'm fat. :P

Dragon said...

Now this is decadent! Yum!

Amanda S. said...

I totally miss Roberto's Carne Asada fries in SD and this made my day to see! Even though I'm starving now for them...

Jo said...

Yum yum, looks absolutely delicious. Great snack food!

Joelen said...

Oh my - I am so craving french fries now, especially topped with carne asada!

Tangled Noodle said...

This would be a guilty pleasure to eat!

Mommy Gourmet said...

sheesh, that looks so very very, yummy.

MaryBeth said...

OMG.....my husband and I simply cant stop drooling. All I can say is WOW!!!!

Kristy said...

Gone are my days of yummy San Diego mexican food and late night munchies - but I could make an exception for this! YUM!

foodwanderlust said...

Looks so good...

Carolyn Jung said...

Hey, you only live once. When it comes to this mountain of goodness, I say, "Go for it!'' Well, maybe not every day....but at least once in awhile.

Mom on the Run said...

I have never thought to pair these two things together. What a great idea!

Su-Lin said...

This looks amazing! Almost like poutine but meatier!

The Meal Planner said...

Us Canadians love gravy and cheese on our fries (poutine), and I also like a good chili cheese fry, but wow...never thought of mexican beef and guacamole before. Sounds like a great combo that I defintely need to try!

dp said...

You bad, bad girl!

I see carne asada in my immediate future!

va home loans said...

Que bueno
I will make it this weekend.

Sunshine Mom said...

Oh my! My husband would wash the dishes for a year if I made these fries for him. :) They look amazing!!

theoddbod said...

what a feast!

Anonymous said...

Wow I thought I was the only person who left the 619 and migrated to the midwest with a love for carne fries!!! People please if you want to taste a little heaven on earth make this if you live your life without having ever tried this dish you as my drill seargant would have are a failure LOL

Anonymous said...

had this at freds at pb and been addicted ever since been craving it here

ttrails said...

Thank you!!!! Former San Diegan now living in Canada. Really, Really miss Roberto's, or Rueben's Best Mexican or Estrada's (East County Girl). Was very,very happy to find your recipe here. My sons will be too!

Anonymous said...

BIG NO to your carne asada recipe..... a traditional mexican carne asada NEVER has soy sauce and half of the ingredients you used..... if you are going to cook mexican food, do it right or ask someone that is mexican to cook it for you.

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