September 1, 2022

Lamb Carne Asada Fries


Recipe Provided By
"Two Purple Figs" 
Prep Time

-- min

Cook Time

-- min

Total Time




carne asada fries in a cast iron


  • 2 pounds of American Lamb Steaks (leg or shoulder)
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1.4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon salt


  • 3 cups Cooked French Fries, (air-fried, oven cooked, or deep fried)


  • 1-1/2 cups cheese Shredded
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes
  • Black and green Olives
  • Green onions
  • Chili flakes (optional for spice)


Season the lamb on both sides with the seasoning mix.

Preheat a large cast iron or heavy duty pan on medium high heat, add the oil and sear the steak on both sides until golden (3 minutes per sides) or until the temperature reaches 145 degrees F.

Remove the lamb and let it rest for at least 3 mins*.

*Note: The USDA recommends that lamb reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.

Cook the French Fries

In the meantime, preheat the oven to broil and gather your toppings.

Cut the lamb into 1-inch chunks.

Using the same heavy-duty skillet, start layering the fries, cheese and cut up pieces of lamb.

Broil the pan until the cheese has melted and then your carne asada fries are ready for loading.

Load up your toppings!

raw american lamb being cut with scissors
carne asada fry toppings

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