Did you know you can grill frozen french fries?! You can! And with some grilled meat on top, you’ve got the best summer meal — Carne Asada Fries! Make up these grill packets to take to BBQs and picnics, too! They’re easy and keep the mess out of the kitchen!
I’m working with a bit of sleep deprivation this week which has equated to a lot of blank staring at a computer screen when it comes to blogging.
Please forgive any spelling errors or sentences that just plain don’t make sense within this post, but I refuse to sleep until I bring you some fresh content.
I am so looking forward to this weekend. I feel like I have really earned two whole days of leisure. In fact, I’m kind of feeling like my summer just started. I kicked it off today by going to the beach….twice! Once with the kids, and once with the dogs. Tomorrow I’m going to drink beer, float in the pool, read my book and grill some food.
Carne Asada Fries
Speaking of grilling, I recently learned that you can totally grill frozen french fries. Yup, you read that right. GRILL FROZEN FRENCH FRIES! Life just got awesome. Nothing goes better with a juicy grilled burger than french fries, and now you don’t have to turn on the oven when it’s hot outside.
The first time I tested this recipe out we were making some carne asada for dinner, so I thought it might be fun to make some carne asada fries, or to roll it all up in a tortilla to make a classic California burrito. The Hubs was thrilled when I threw my little french fry packets on the grill next to his slabs of meat.
I opted to sprinkle mine with Kerrygold aged cheddar cheese and threw the carne asada right on top. Total grilling perfection. I’m thinking we can make these as “to go” packets on Sunday and have a little cheese fry picnic during the Sunday concert at our local park.
Yay summer! It’s been worth the wait.
If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to see it! Tag me @betsylife on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll share your creations!
Grilled French Fries
Did you know you can grill frozen french fries?! You can! And with some grilled meat on top, you've got the best summer meal — Carne Asada Fries! Make up these grill packets to take to BBQs and picnics, too! They're easy and keep the mess out of the kitchen!
- Frozen french fries
- Kerrygold butter
- Kerrygold aged cheddar cheese
Heat grill to medium high heat.
Tear off a sheet of foil and place one serving of french fries in the center. Fold up the sides to create a bowl or packet that is open on the top. Dot Kerrygold butter (about 1/2 tablespoon per packet) over the top of the fries.
Place packet on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes until fries are browned. Sprinkle with cheddar and cook 1-2 minutes more until cheese melts. Remove from heat and garnish with scallions.