Homemade Cajun French Fries

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.

homemade french fries

Here you have them. Give them a nice mix.

What Kind of Potatoes Should You Use To Make French Fries?

homemade french fries

I like to use the classic Russet Potatoes.  Make sure they are firm.  Give them a good wash before cutting.

homemade french fries

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?

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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.

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Carefully drop potatoes into hot oil, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, transfer to paper towel lined plate.

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Shortly before serving, fry a second time and transfer to paper towel lined plate.

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Right after 2nd fry, sprinkle with pinches of Cajun seasonings.

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Homemade Cajun French Fries

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!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning

  • 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

Sugar water

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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56 Responses
  1. Laura

    So odd question…did you of your adorable boys make that dish you have in the picture at an “as you wish” here in AZ? Just wondering..and By the way my husbands loves my new “cooking skills” Thanks to your wonderful recipes..so thanks ;)Don’t worry I totally give you all the credit 😀

  2. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Yum, Jenny! I need more fried foods in my life. Life is just too short to avoid them!!

  3. vanilla sugar blog

    homemade fries are the best aren’t they?
    i love cutting my fries super thin for that nice crisp edge
    if you ever get a chance try using peanut oil. i know it’s expensive, but it truly makes a world of diff.
    have a good holiday girl!

  4. Kim

    I just tried Cajun seasoning for the first time last week and I loved it! I definitely need to try these!

  5. Paula at Dishing The Divine

    Oooh! My husband would *love* me if I made these fries for him! He loves good fries, and spicy fries are even better! 🙂

  6. lisa {smart food and fit}

    I love cajon spiced potatoes, I bake them at my house though I’m sure the kids would love the deep fried version once in awhile! 🙂

  7. Georgia

    I’m curious. I’ve never soaked potatoes before frying before. What does the soaking in water for 30 minutes do for the potatoes?

    1. Matt

      Soaking in water removes some (probably lots) of the starch. Just make sure you pat them dry before dropping into the hot oil, or you’ll get splashed. The fries come out crispy on the outside, but cooked perfectly inside without burning (in my experience anyway) when I twice fry them. I reckon they taste better too. I just use normal tap water with no sugar, though. 🙂

  8. jenna

    oh my gosh your boys are so lucky to have a great cook at home! 🙂 these look so good Jenny!!!

  9. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Wow, these look so good! I wonder if they could be baked for a healthier (but obviously less crispy and less delicious) version.

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)

    Oh Jenny your fries look great! Homemade, thick-ish cut, the spice blend you used…yum!! I mean how could anyone not just want those!

  11. Kitten with a Whisk

    Homemade fries trump the store bought kind any day! I usually bake mine though to keep them a bit healthier.

    Your bowl is super cute too btw.

  12. Heather @ Multiply Delicious

    There is nothing like homemade french fries and these sound delicious! And perfect for this upcoming grilling weekend. I bet sweet potato fries would be fabulous with this seasoning too!

  13. Kathryn @ London Bakes

    Yum, I love the cajun seasoning you’ve made and I can imagine adding to lots of other things besides fries! These look really yummy though.

    Also, I just realised that I have the same kitchen counter top as you 🙂

  14. Aggie

    Oh Jenny, these look awesome!! I love cajun everything. and homemade fries are the best! your pics are great!

  15. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    Mmm, the only thing better than french fries are TWICE fried ones! I love seasoned fries, so much better than regular fries.

    Have you ever dipped french fries in ice cream? The ice cream has to be a bit melty, obviously, but the combo is amazing!

  16. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    I love homemade fries, especially when they’re spiced! Yours look so great, can’t wait to try these 🙂

  17. Laura Johnson

    At first I thought the title said that you made fries with an ice cream maker. I was a little confused. I don’t think I am quite awake yet. I don’t know if putting a comment enters me in for the ice cream maker, but I already have one.

  18. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    oh yum…there’s really nothing like homemade FRIED french fries! and i love the cajun blend you made!

  19. Emma @ La Vie en Ginger

    YUM. I make a healthified version of these (in the form of roasted sweet potato wedges) all the time. Best ever.

    1. Amberly

      I was just going to say that I wondered how it would taste with sweet potato fries instead of regular ones!

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