I was looking to make another Taco Tuesday dish but ran across this entrée, Loaded Carne Asada Fries, on Mission Taco Joint’s menu. Well, why not make it? Here’s the description: Carne Asada Fries – Wood-fire grilled flank steak, chile-crusted potato fries and Chihuahua cheese topped with guacamole, crema and pico de gallo. Mission Taco does not call them Mexican Street Fries, they call them chile-crusted potato fries.
I did a little digging and came up with Carlsbad Cravings website that had a boat load of delicious dishes listed on it. Now, Loaded Carne Asada fries is made up of several things: the fries, the salsa, avocado crema, and the steak, plus all the condiments.
What’s a street fry? “Fast foods prepared on the streets and in market stalls in Mexico are called antojitos (literally “little cravings”) because they are typically foods not eaten at a formal meal.” Wikipedia.
The main recipe has several recipes linked to it to make all the fixings. I’ll cover them all, but we’ll start with the Street Fries.
HOLY MOSES are they good. Ohhh Emmm Gee. Seriously, just make these for your dinner and serve them with ANYTHING!!!! And the best thing, they’re baked. No messy fry pan, simple to do, tasty beyond belief. I am not a heat person, and left the heat out. Sorry, not sorry.
Mexican Street Fries adapted from CarlsbadCravings.com
- 1 large russet potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with Pam cooking spray.
Cut the potatoes into thin fries no wider than 1/4 inch.