Oven-baked fries with a bit of Cajun seasoning creates our favorite Cajun Fries.
These fries are based on a local burger joint that Ben and I frequent. They make their fries freshly cut and sprinkled with Cajun seasoning. I decided to use my leftover potatoes (from this soup) and whip up some Oven-Baked French Fries to go with our Cornflake Chicken Strips the other day for lunch. Then, I remembered that I recently bought some Cajun seasoning for this Cajun Chicken Pasta dish and therefore could make my own Cajun fries! Once I came to that realization, I jumped up with joy!
Just follow the recipe for Oven-Baked French Fries and add Cajun seasoning to the fries before baking. You can control the heat by increasing or reducing the amount you sprinkle on. Ben loved these and couldn’t get enough. I loved them, too, but next time I need to remember to make half of the pan spicier than the other as it was a little too much heat for me!
- Potatoes Idaho or Russet
- Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Cajun Seasoning to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place oven shelf on second to highest rack.
Peel potatoes and cut into thin fry slices. Place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water as you cut them; this will help keep the fries crisp and white. Just before cooking, drain water and pat dry with paper towel. Put in a bowl; add olive oil, salt and seasoning. Toss well and lay out in single layer on nonstick baking sheet. Bake until light brown and crispy, about 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently.
Toss with more seasoning as desired.