Way Too Easy Cajun Potatoes

Way Too Easy Cajun Potatoes created by gailanng

These were a staple in the Irish Channel in the good ole days. I still make mine in a cast iron pan but you can use any oven proof pan. For those who must have heat, add extra cayenne. To shorten baking time we sometimes nuke the potato chunks a little before adding to the oil.

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  • Pre heat oven to about 375-400.
  • With a fork score all over the potatoes (peeled or not), this will make them more crisp.
  • Chop the potatoes into 1 1/2-2 inch chunks.
  • Put the oil in the pan (warming the pan first is good, but not vital), add potatoes, sprinkle all seasonings over (go easy with the salt; more can be added after cooking) and toss and stir potatoes with two forks until all chunks are coated.
  • Bake for 15 mins, stir well (again with the forks), bake a further 10-15 minutes.
  • Note: If you've nuked them, the potatoes will need a little less time. Watch them towards the last few minutes.
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"These were a staple in the Irish Channel in the good ole days. I still make mine in a cast iron pan but you can use any oven proof pan. For those who must have heat, add extra cayenne. To shorten baking time we sometimes nuke the potato chunks a little before adding to the oil."

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  1. Cinnamon Turtle
    Great roasted potatoes. I used Zatarain's seasoning. They were nice and spicy, even without the cayenne. Second time, I used chipotle chile powder. I think they were even better. They crisped up fine in my iron skillet as long as they weren't crowded, but it took a long time.
  2. gailanng
    A good, good Loo-zi-ana food. For years and years I had thought there were no spicy foods served north of I-10. Glad to see times have changed. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.
  3. gailanng
    Way Too Easy Cajun Potatoes Created by gailanng
  4. Tisme
    I took your advice on the nuking omeomy to save time. So easy and the potatoes tasted terrific. I thought the family might not like the cajun, but they loved it !!! Very very easy and very very nice. Great recipe omeomy#2.
  5. Debbb
    I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for the flavour - it was even spicy enough for my fire-breathing hubby!! However, I was trying to cut corners on a weeknight & used canned potatoes - DON'T DO IT - as I said, the potatoes taste great but they really don't get crispy. Can't wait to try this again with the real taters.
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