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Cajun Fries

These Cajun Fries are vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make. Russet potatoes are tossed with olive oil and a homemade Cajun seasoning blend then baked until crispy!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snacks, Side Dishes, and Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: cajun seasoning, crispy, russet potatoes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper omit or reduce if you don’t like spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes omit or reduce if you don’t like spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cajun Fries

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes washed, dried, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Honey mustard for serving
  • Ranch for serving
  • Garlic aioli for serving

Instructions

Cajun Seasoning

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, oregano, thyme, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Set aside.
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Cajun Fries

  • In a medium sized bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water.
  • Submerge sliced potatoes and soak for 30 minutes.
Remove potatoes from water, and dry thoroughly.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Place dried potatoes into a gallon sized baggie, then drizzle in olive oil.
  • Seal the baggie and shake until the potatoes are fully coated in the oil.
  • Sprinkle in spice mixture and again, seal, then shake until the potatoes are fully coated.
  • Divide the fries evenly between the 2 baking sheets, making sure the fries are in a single layer and not touching.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Leaving the fries in the oven, turn the oven up to 425 degrees F and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the fries are golden-brown and crisped to your liking.
  • Serve with dipping sauce of choice and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 982mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg