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.