Father’s Day – Carne Asada Fries Recipe

If I called this heaven on a plate, would that be too much? Because it pretty much is. And speaking on behalf of father’s everywhere – make this for us. Please make this for us.

Sam the Cooking Guy

Carne Asada Fries

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Carne Asada Fries


1 bunch cilantro (no stems) chopped

3 large cloves of garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon each Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/3 cup olive oil

Zest & juice of one lime

One flank steak - about 1.5 pounds

1-28 ounce bag frozen French fries

About 2 cups shredded Colby/Jack cheese

Guacamole and sour cream for garnish


  1. Combine cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt & pepper, olive oil, lime juice and zest - mix well.
  2. Put flank and marinade into a large zippered bag, shut and squish around to make sure flank is well covered. Refrigerate 1-4 hours. Heat grill to high and grill flank about 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, cook fries according to package directions.
  4. Slice flank into thin strips, then roughly chop into smaller pieces. Put on top of cooked fries and top with cheese. Microwave 30-60 seconds or until cheese melts. Garnish with guacamole and sour cream.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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