Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Recipe Bomb: Cajun Style French Fries

Wowzers these were spicey!  If you like to sweat from the heat and spice of your french fries you might like these but we sure didn't. 

We had homemade hamburgers last night.  I was looking for a good side dish and saw this recipe on Yahoo! Answers.  These were a breeze to make and I wish they tasted good as they were so easy.  Next time I think I'll pick different spices and use the same method.

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4 medium potatoes
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or crushed chili (I used Louisianna Hot Sauce)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used Canola oil)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, sugar, cumin, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Tabasco sauce, and oil; mix well into a paste.

Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; pour a small amount of oil onto foil and spread with a paper towel.

Peel potatoes and slice into french fry shapes.  Place fries in a plastic bag with paste and work paste onto fries; alternatively you can do this in a bowl, but the bag method is easier.  Place fries on lined baking sheet, trying not to let edges touch.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes (your time may vary with the size fry you cut); turn once during cooking to brown underside.


I'm not sure what I love best about this picture, the colours, the outfits or the kids :)

from the book "The Macmillan Science Life Series 1"
Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
1962 The Macmillan Company


  1. Wow, you mixed your own Cajun seasoning! I usually try to avoid cayenne in our house because it is so easy to get too much and my husband can do the heat. He can do wasabi heat though...ooo wasabi fries would be good! I bet if you dipped them in sour cream it would take away some of the heat. I like oven fries!

  2. I was impressed that I made this myself too and it was very simple. I ate my fries but was sweating from the heat and spices. I'm going to search other spice options as the potatoes turned out a bit crispy and were good once I got over the heat. I dipped mine in sour cream which did help. Thanks for visiting today :)

  3. It's a shame the potatoes didn't work for you. I'm always hesitant when I use cayenne because it can be overwhelming. I almost always substitute ground red pepper flakes. This is a nice base recipe. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Thanks for the recipe...I'm going to make these tonight, yummy.

  5. These look really good! Maybe I'll try it without the Tabasco, or just a dash.

  6. Call me crazy but those taters actually sound really good to me... I might add this to the menu along with your broccoli salad!!!

  7. That's too bad you guys didn't like the fries, it looks good.

  8. I had tried Cajun fries but tastes was bad. I will try this french fries.


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