These Homemade Cajun French Fries are warm, crispy, perfectly seasoned and easy to make at home. They’re the perfect side dish for a barbeque day!
How To Make French Fries
Making homemade french fries are not as difficult as you might think. Start with some nice russet potatoes, cajun seasonings!
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Here are the spices I use for my Cajun seasoning recipe.
Here you have them. Give them a nice mix.
What Kind of Potatoes Should You Use To Make French Fries?
I like to use the classic Russet Potatoes. Make sure they are firm. Give them a good wash before cutting.
Cut off all ends creating a rectangle. Cut potatoes into strip as photographed. Place potatoes into a bowl of sugar water and soak for 30 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry for 5 minutes.
What Kind of Oil Should You Use to Fry French Fries?
I like to use vegetable oil or canola oil. The key is using something with a high smoke point. Neutral-tasting oils are great for frying: peanut, canola, vegetable….these all have a smoke point far above 350°F. Some oils, like corn, coconut and sesame, have smoke points beyond 350°F, but they tend to add flavor into the finished french fry. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
Carefully drop potatoes into hot oil, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, transfer to paper towel lined plate.
Shortly before serving, fry a second time and transfer to paper towel lined plate.
Right after 2nd fry, sprinkle with pinches of Cajun seasonings.
Homemade Cajun French Fries
- Dutch Oven
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried Oregano
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 2 cups cold water
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Heat oil in Dutch oven or large pot until temperature reaches 350 degrees F.
- Place cajun seasonings into small bowl and mix to combine.
- Cut potatoes into desired thickness. Place water and sugar into a large bowl, mixing until dissolved. Transfer potatoes into water and soak for 30 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry, 5 minutes.
- Carefully drop potatoes into oil and fry until golden, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Right before serving, fry potatoes a second time for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Immediately sprinkle with pinches of Cajun seasoning. Serve immediately.
hi Jenny, I have 2 questions for you…
1. why soak them in sugar water, I have heard of soaking them in vinegar water but never sugar water.
2. Why fry them twice? I’ve never heard of that.
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If I may, what is the proper mixture for the seasoning? It looks as though it is a 1:1 mixture for each, but I wanted to make double sure. It looks GREAT, and cannot wait to try this recipe! Thanks!
my apologies, i jumped the gun before READING the ingredients, lol. *blushes*
These look so delicious! I made almost the same recipe last week, except after drying the potatoes I tossed them with a little canola oil, seasoned them and baked them in a 400 degree oven (turning once) until crispy and golden (about 30 minutes total). They were delicious! The smoked paprika really makes these fries! Try them baked…you will not be dissapointed! 🙂
Yummy! I want to make these very soon!
Made these tonight and they were delicious!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Those look amazing and would be delightful with some cajun ranch dressing too….
Baby burgers and fries, I’m sold!
I just gave these a try last night and they were amazing!! The first batch just wasn’t as crisp as I wanted them to be so for the second batch, I fried them a third time and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe!!
I loveee fries, can’t wait to try these! 🙂 Always so please with your recipes, never fails – hooray!!
Now who would ever need to buy fries at a restaurant again when you can so easily make them at home? These are great for summer BBQ’s.
These sound amazing!!
I’d love to use sweet potatoes instead.