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Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Lime Salsa Verde Ranch


Ok…

Mexican Street Fries
I know the name is long.

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



Hell
, I don’t know.

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 cute.

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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 damn 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 exquisite, luscious, addictive. 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.

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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 –

Baked Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Lime Salsa Verde Ranch

Baked Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Lime Salsa Verde Ranch

Ingredients

    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

Instructions

    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.
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Robin Daumit
    May 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Girlllll! I could just eat this for dinner!!

  • Reply
    Christine
    May 17, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Love fries and the sauce looks delicious.

  • Reply
    ally
    May 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    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!!

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    May 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

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

  • Reply
    Nettie Moore
    February 1, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    These fries and sauce looks incredible!

  • Reply
    Deanna
    February 1, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Yum! I want a big plate of these!!

  • Reply
    Lynn Elliott Vining
    February 1, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    These sound so delicious!!!

  • Reply
    Ann -- The Fountain Avenue Kitchen
    February 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Love the flavor twist on these fries, Shea…and that sauce!!

  • Reply
    Platt College
    October 10, 2016 at 12:18 AM

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

  • Reply
    Mary Pisarkiewicz
    September 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Looks fabulous!!

  • Reply
    Adam J. Holland
    September 18, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    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!

    • Reply
      Shea
      September 18, 2016 at 12:42 PM

      I always make messes, Holland.

      Thanks 🙂

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