Cajun Style Potato Fries | How to make Potato Fries Cajun Style

>>  Friday, September 2, 2016

For the second day of BM#68 Mega BM on Cooking Carnival, I am doing Potatoes as the star ingredient. For the week 1 subtheme is Fries. After the Italian flavored Cheesy Wedges, it's now Cajun Style Potato Fries. I adapted the spice mix from Allrecipes and used my own proportion as I don't have garlic powder or onion powder.

A couple of years ago I was planning on making some pizzas that called for both garlic powder and onion powder. I got the smallest quantity available and it was still an expensive one. I must have used it very sparingly and it was lying around for many months before I discarded it. Since then I decided I am never going to buy such spices when I am not going to use it at all.

So for this spice mix, you can grate very fine and MW for 30 secs till the moisture evaporates. Cajun Spice mix is almost like our Indian spice mix with Chili powder being more. Konda enjoyed it so much as it was quite spicy and when you dip into the mayo sauce it simply takes you to a different level.

I was planning on baking these too, however, with 3 kids always stepping on you, you are not given enough time to even think. While both my boys are not so keen on potatoes, they are very fond of chips and fries. Chinnu though only likes with salt and pepper, while Peddu is a bit more adventurous.

The fries are addictive and you don't realize how many you tuck in while you indulge in always have the Cajun Spice mix ready to make these anytime!

Cajun Style Potato Fries

Cajun Spice Mix

Salt - 2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 2 tsp 
Garlic powder - 2 tsp 
Ground Black pepper - 1 tsp 
Onion powder - 1 tsp 
Dried oregano - 1 1/4 tsp
Dried thyme - 1 1/4 tsp
Red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp

Tomato Ketchup and Eggless Mayonnaise for Dips

How to make the Cajun Spice Mix

Since I don't have garlic powder or onion powder, I finely grated it and MW it in intervals of 30 secs to dry.

Then stirred all the rest together and pulse it twice. 

Store in an airtight container.

For the Fries

Large Potatoes - 3 to 4
Oil for Deep Frying
Cajun Spice mix

How to make the Cajun Style Potato Fries 

Peel and dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch fingers. Parboil in a huge pot of water. Drain in a colander till dry.

Heat a Kadai with oil, deep fry the fries in batches. Remove and double fry to get crispy fries.

Remove to a kitchen towel. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle the cajun spice mix as per taste.

Serve with ketchup and Mayo

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


Usha Rao September 2, 2016 at 12:25 AM  

I usually don't by spice mixed if it can easily be made at home. One such spice mix I tried is creole mix which is lot similar to Cajun mix. So I know what you mean by it was spicy and these are two spice mixes South Indians will love. Cajun style fries are tempting.

vaishali sabnani September 2, 2016 at 1:16 AM  

Fries in any form are welcome . I am loving these since i like hot and spicy stuff .

Smruti Shah September 2, 2016 at 3:32 AM  

Such a great variation to regular french fries. I saw the eggless Mayo recipe too. I should try the fries and the mayo soon! Lovely.

Kalyani September 2, 2016 at 7:49 AM  

Like d homemade version of making Cajun spice powder, very handy too for d yummy fries

Gayathri Kumar September 2, 2016 at 8:51 AM  

I remember buying and discarding a pack of oinion powder and so even I don't buy it any more. As we are more inclined on using fresh onions, I think we don't need the dehydrated form. The fries look so inviting. This spice mix must have been so flavourful..

The Pumpkin Farm September 2, 2016 at 9:56 AM  

liked ur idea of making the onion and garlic powders, the variety we get in stores is absolutely useless, unless u preserver it in fridge it turns into a lump...i'd rather use my own version and store in fridge rather than use the preservative loaded powders...coming to the fries, it is great snack and like the flavors of cajun spice

veena krishnakumar September 2, 2016 at 10:44 PM  

Vibha loves cajun potatoes that they serve in barbeque nation. I am bookmarking this for her. Looks awesome valli

Priya Suresh September 2, 2016 at 11:12 PM  

Wow, thats fantastic to make garlic and onion powder at home. And these fries are super tempting Valli, inviting fries there.

Nalini's Kitchen September 2, 2016 at 11:22 PM  

Like the idea if making homemade Cajun spice,fries looks so inviting and tempting.

Harini-Jaya R September 3, 2016 at 12:24 AM  

That was smart to mw onion and garlic to mimic their powdered form. Very tempting fries indeed.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan September 3, 2016 at 5:07 AM  

The cajun spice mix sounds really yummy in the fries. We get the spice mix easily here, but I like your tips on making the onion powder at home. Love how evenly you have sliced the potatoes.

Ritu Tangri September 3, 2016 at 3:37 PM  

These fried look very tempting.. I'm gonna try it with Cajun spice mix my sis sent from USA

Suja Ram September 3, 2016 at 5:26 PM  

Cajun spice is interesting. Love the fries a lot.

Pavani N September 3, 2016 at 6:13 PM  

I've heard a lot about Cajun spices but never tried it myself. It must have made these fries taste amazing.

Archana Potdar September 4, 2016 at 9:17 PM  

Love the cajun mix Valli.My girls will love it.

Suma Gandlur September 5, 2016 at 1:10 AM  

Sounds interesting. It never occurred to me so far to give fries different flavors.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan September 5, 2016 at 2:26 AM  

This cajun spice mix is great.. bookmarking it valli. Great share.

Priya Srinivasan September 6, 2016 at 9:57 PM  

That is so cool of you to MW the onion and garlic for the powder. I m imagining the taste and salivating. Looks delicious and pretty easy to make.

Ruchi Indu September 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM  

Thats a very interesting version of french fries... loved it

Sowmya :) October 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM  

The same thing happens with me. I buy something for a particular dish and it is so hard to keep track and finish the balance before due date. I am very careful with what I buy now....easier to make in limited quantities. Love this Cajun spice mix and fries. I can see myself topping this mix on many things other than just fries. Yumm

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