Father’s Day – Carne Asada Fries Recipe

June 13, 2014

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


  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 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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