Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco
A recipe for Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco. Dress fries with a bold and vibrant chimichurri sauce – perfect for game day, snacks, or grilled meals! This post was brought to you by Alexia Foods via Mode Media. Thank you so much for supporting brands…
A recipe for Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco. Dress fries with a bold and vibrant chimichurri sauce – perfect for game day, snacks, or grilled meals! This post was brought to you by Alexia Foods via Mode Media. Thank you so much for supporting brands that matter to me and making my blog a part of your day!
“Wanna side of fries with that?” There are times when that is the dreaded question. You KNOW you want it. But then you think you shouldn’t. There’s always the brave person at the table who will order the fries…and you breathe that sigh of relief, because you know you’ll be able to sneak a fry (or two) and your taste buds will be happy.
The thing is, I am a firm believer in not depriving ourselves of what we want. Craving some chocolate? By all means, indulge in the best quality chocolate you can get your hands on – once in a while, we just need that chocolate fix! Might as well make it good. Craving something savory? Maybe that crispy potato fry, perfectly crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside, with just the right amount of salt? Then I say go for it.
My answer to this craving is oven roasted fries, and drizzling it with a bold chimichurri sauce and sprinkling it with queso fresco. That, my friends, is how you satisfy a craving.
I recently tried Alexia Smart Classics Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries, and I was so pleased! Made with wholesome potatoes, I was happy to learn that they are 98% fat free and 100 calories per serving. There’s no need to hesitate!
These Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco are a wonderful snack – my kids like it after school, it’s great for game day, or as a side to a grilled flank steak. You’ll love the bold flavors – it’s hands down, my favorite way to eat a fry!
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Chimichurri Fries with Queso Fresco
Dress your fries with bold and vibrant chimichurri sauce – perfect for game day, snacks, or a side to grilled meats.
Alexia Smart Classics Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries with Sea Salt
3 large garlic cloves
2 1/2 cups fresh cilantro
¼ cup sherry vinegar
⅓ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Arrange the frozen crinkle cut fries in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20-22 minutes, stirring periodically, until the fries are golden and crispy.
Using a food processor, finely chop the garlic. Add cilantro, sherry vinegar, oil, cayenne, and salt, and pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped. Set aside.
When the fries are ready, transfer to a platter. Drizzle with the chimichurri sauce and scatter the queso fresco on top. Serve immediately.
Chimchurri sauce lightly adapted from Gourmet, January 2001.
After all fries are not the only evil in the world! Love the recipe!
I love the idea of dressing up fries with chimichurri, brilliant!
Love the unique combination of chimichurri and fries. YUM! My husband loves queso fresco. We always have some at home. Totally trying this!
These are some yummy looking fries. We just made some cheddar fries for dinner but I wish I had seen this first. Yum!
If I had those fries, they would be the whole meal! ;)
I totally agree!
I love Chimichurri everything…these fries look delicious! So clever!
Me too, Tara! I could drink it by the mugful!
Yes—the dreaded fries question. You made me laugh. Of course I love these fries. It was predestined!
Tee hee, I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets that feeling when we get the fries question, Carol!