Cajun Fries that are crispy from the outside, perfectly seasoned with Cajun seasoning and baked in the oven. These homemade fries are amazing served with ketchup, Cajun Sauce, Tzatziki Sauce, Fry Sauce, or Chipotle Sauce. Once you try them you know you will make these again on repeat, because you will love all the flavorful seasonings and the crispiness. Everything comes together from scratch in no time.
Why you want to make these Cajun Fries
My Cajun Fries are really easy to make. Just let your cut potatoes soak for 15 minutes in water before baking because this will lead to the perfect, crispy texture.
The seasoning is everything that is wonderful about these fries, because you get fantastic flavor in each and every bite.
These homemade fries are versatile: you can serve them with almost anything. And once you know the method, you can add any seasoning or flavor that you would like to.
Here is what you need for this Cajun Fries recipe
Potatoes: Russet potatoes are my favorite, because they are high in starch, denser and have lower moisture than other potatoes. Of course, you can try any other potatoes, but the result will be different. I wouldn’t use any waxy type that have a high water content like red, new or fingerling potatoes.
Olive oil adds an amazing flavor and makes these oven fries crispy any time you make them.
Cajun seasoning: I like the convenience of this seasoning because you have everything you needed and it always leads to amazing flavors. If you are feeling adventurous or you can’t find a great pre-mixed seasoning, you can do the following: simply mix 2 tsp each of smoked paprika, onion, garlic powder, oregano with 1 tsp each of cayenne pepper and salt. You can of course use more or less according to your preferences.
Garlic and onion powder: this I find is absolutely delicious, therefore it really compliments the other flavors so well, really good.
How to make Cajun Fries
Lay a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 390°F.
Wash and clean your potatoes. As you can see in the pictures, I leave their skin on, because this is where the flavors are and also I find the texture so much more delicious. You can of course peel them, if that is what you prefer more.
Cut the potatoes using either a sharp knife or for lazy guys like me a potato cutter.
Fill a large bowl with cold water and give the cut fries into it. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes. This way you remove starches from the potatoes properly.
After soaking, drain them and dry them with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.
Then, in a large bowl combine potatoes with oil, Cajun seasoning, garlic and onion powder.
Next, distribute fries on the baking sheet and bake them for around 20 minutes. Use a spatula and flip as many fries as you get so there can evenly browned from both sides.
Increase oven temperature to 410°F and bake them for 15 minutes more. Now the Cajun Fries are ready to be served in bowls or on plates.
As you can see, I don’t use any salt or pepper. Simply because most Cajun seasonings contain enough salt already.
Note: That you can also fry the Cajun Fries in peanut oil. I recommend this oil because not only is it great like you know from five guys fries, but as it is an oil with a high smoke point.
Leftovers and reheating
I tell you a batch of these Cajun Fries won’t last long. These are always are family favorite and requested any time.
For leftovers: You can freeze your leftover fries for around 3 months in a freezer bag or container. For reheating: use your oven to do that. Preheat to 410°F and bake them for around 8 minutes until they have the desired crispiness.
I wouldn’t recommend using the microwave. While it can be done, the result will be soggy and not really appetizing.
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- 3 lbs potatoes, scrubbed and cleaned
- 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 390°F and set a baking sheet with parchment paper ready.
- Clean and scrub your potatoes. Cut them to your desired size and add them to a bowl with water to soak for around 15 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and dry them with paper towels. You want to remove as much liquid as you can.
- In a large bowl combine oil, Cajun seasoning, garlic, onion powder and mix well. Transfer to a baking sheet and distribute them evenly.
- Bake Cajun Fries for 20 minutes, then flip them. Increase oven temperature to 410°F and bake again for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 852mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g