Carne asada fries
|Carne asada fries|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||San Diego, California|
|Main ingredient(s)||French fries, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream, cheese|
|Food energy (per serving)||1129.0 kcal|
Carne asada fries are a local specialty found on the menus of taquería-like Mexican restaurants primarily in the American Southwest, including, but not limited to, San Diego, where it originated. This item is not normally featured on the menu at more traditional Mexican restaurants.
The dish typically consists of french fries, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream and cheese. The dish is high in calories, with a meal-sized portion containing 2000 Calories (kcal) or more. Generally, only shoestring fries are used, but other cuts of potato may be used. The carne asada is usually finely chopped to avoid using a knife or additional cutting. Guacamole and sour cream are added. Finally, it is topped with cheese, although the variety of cheese is dependent on the area or establishment. A commonly used cheese is Cotija. However, many establishments use a less-costly shredded cheese mix which melts with the other ingredients and keeps longer.
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