Mexican Street Fries

Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Ranch

 Ok, so I know the name is long.

Mexican Street Fries

Don’t judge a girl – there’s lots going on here (kind of). “Why are these called Mexican Street Fries?” you may be asking.

I realized that I didn’t know. But damnit I wanted to.

What are Mexican Street Fries?

If you research it (on Google), you’ll find that they are primarily found in San Diego. Apparently, they were originally carne asada fries sold in that area, but then ultimately branched out to these (around or about) seasoned hand cut fries.

My initial thought were because they look rugged, not like “suburban” fries, but “street” fries.

Like, don’t mess with me, I’m a fry from the street. <– I’m really not that airheaded, but I thought it was kinda cute.

Mexican Street Fries | Dixie Chik Cooks

I also happen to think that the name was pretty damn cool.

Now, if you know me, you’re probably wondering why I didn’t put everything but the kitchen sink on top of these.

I can’t tell you any other reason than these were so good I just stopped here.

Trust me, I had plans. I ground half lean pork and half sirloin beef with plans to make kind of a poutine, but the fries were so good I decided to leave them alone. I’ll be making burgers this weekend with the beef mixture.

These stand alone beautifully.

However – the sauce is delicious, tangy, zippy, kinda like Ranch with a dress on. I’m so in love.

Mexican Street Fries
They both rock.

The sauce consists of Ranch dressing (I made mine homemade, but go ahead and use bottled for times’ sake because it really won’t make a difference here unless you’re picky about your Ranch), jarred salsa verde, fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro.


I have always had an affinity for salsa verde. Always – especially on beef burritos for some reason, and poured on top of really good refried beans dipped with tortilla chips. Now that…THAT is perfection right there.

Make sure to taste the dipping sauce while your making it so you can add more of whatever suits you.

You may want more lime juice or salsa verde, or maybe throw in a little more cilantro.

Make it yours.

Here’s your printable –

Mexican Street Fries

Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Ranch

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Seasoned hand cut fries that are baked, with a tangy cilantro and lime Ranch for dipping!


For the Fries

  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 3 lbs. Russet potatoes, washed and sliced into thin french fries
  • Olive oil

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 2 cups Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1 bunch fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed


    For the Fries
    Preheat oven* to 450°.
    Combine the salt through flour and put in a sealed container.
    Drizzle the fries with olive oil and 2 tbsp of seasoning, tossing with tongs to combine. Add more seasoning if needed.
    Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown.

    For the Dipping Sauce
    Combine all ingredients in a food processor, adding more of each ingredient if needed as you taste.


* You can also air fry these. Preheat air fryer to 400° and air fry for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through. Air fryers vary, so make sure to watch them carefully in case it takes yours less time.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 1288mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Christine

    Love fries and the sauce looks delicious.

  2. ally

    HOnestly, if I lived near you, I’d be two axe handles wide and love every bite of it! I’ll take the whole bowl! Superb!!

  3. Claudia Lamascolo

    never heard of these but you can rest assure I will be trying these bad boys wow they look amazing! great photos too!

  4. Deanna

    Yum! I want a big plate of these!!

  5. Platt College

    Wow, these fries and ranch dip look tasty! I gotta have some.

  6. Adam J. Holland

    Once again, you’ve made a mess with the sauce. Aside from that, my goodness! This looks like a fun delicious appetizer! Muy bueno, Shea!

    1. Shea

      I always make messes, Holland.

      Thanks 🙂

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