Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.
CARNE ASADA FRIES
Apparently if you go to certain Mexican restaurants, these special fries are available, however, a lot of the time, especially in traditional Mexican restaurants they are not because they were created in America.
Carne Asada Fries were founded in the late 1990’s in a restaurant called Lolitas Mexican Food in San Diego where a suggestion from their tortilla distributer sparked the idea. The speciality food is available in the American Southwest. So what exactly is Asada fries? Let’s start with the main star – Carne Asada.
Carne Asada is grilled sliced beef that is either sirloin, tenderloin or rib steak. On these French fries, the carne asada is topped with guacamole, sour cream and cheese.
If you are looking for an unhealthy meal then you have found it – a typical meal size portion of Carne Asada fries is 2000 calories!