Crunchy Creamy Cajun Potatoes

Food Crunchy Creamy Cajun Potatoes

Cajun Potatoes is an appetizer made from deep-fried crunchy potatoes topped with creamy mayonnaise sauce which is garnished with onions and cilantro. It is a perfect treat for potato lovers as deep-fried crisp potatoes are topped with creamy sauce. It is a great snack, starter, or appetizer for the guest or children. 

Cajun potatoes are made with baby potatoes which are tossed in flour to give a nice crisp texture and then topped with cajun spiced mayonnaise. It is a popular recipe of Barbeque Nation where they serve it as a starter and popularly know as BBQ Cajun Spiced Potatoes. It is a potato-based snack which is loved by all age group people and the sauce which gives the nicer taste to the crisp potatoes.

It is a crispy creamy starter recipe with a mildly pungent flavor with a medley of textures. Crispy on the outside, smooth creamy because of dressing and so soft after each bite as each potato melts in the mouth. It is a signature and delicious recipe which one must try. 

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What Is Cajun Cuisine?

Cajun cuisine is a style of cooking named for the French and Barbequing is one of the cajun cooking methods. This cuisine is sometimes referred to as rustic cuisine which means it is made from locally available ingredients and preparation is relatively simple. 

Cajun Cuisine is developed by a population that lived off the land, adapting over centuries of cultural influences and geographical changes. This cuisine has aromatic vegetables like bell pepper, onion, and celery. It is a spicy food but the spice level never overpower the flavors. It has onions, celery, and bell peppers that contribute to the flavor with spices like pepper, salt, and cayenne.

Cajun cooking styles originated in Louisiana from a group of people who had their roots in France but were immigrants to Canada. They were exiled from Canada and eventually settled in the swamps and bayous of southern Louisiana. They are known as Acadians and a unique cultural group with their language. 

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Tips For Cajun Potatoes 

  • Try to use baby potatoes, if baby potatoes are not available so you can use regular potatoes which can be quartered and can be used.
  • Do not remove the skin of the potatoes, it will make potatoes more crispy.
  • Do not over boil the potatoes, over boiling make them mushy.
  • Cajun spice mix can be stored in an air-tight container for a month. 
  • You can replace mayonnaise with fresh cream.
  • Cajun mayonnaise dressing should be added over the potatoes just before serving, else it will turn soggy. 

Cajun Potatoes Recipe 

Ingredients 

For Cajun Spice
  • Mayonnaise 3/4 cup
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Chili flakes 1/2 tsp
  • Mixed herbs 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
  • Onion powder 1/2 ts
  • Paprika powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Milk 3 tbsp
For Crispy Potatoes
  • Boiled baby potatoes 12-15
  • Corn flour 2 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour 1/4 cup
  • Mixed herbs 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Oil for deep frying
Other Ingredients
  • Onion (finely chopped) 1
  • Coriander (finely chopped) 1 tbsp

Method

  1. In a bowl add corn flour, all-purpose flour, mixed herbs, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Now add water to a bowl and mix well forming a smooth lump-free batter.
  3. Now press the potatoes with your palm and flatten them.
  4. Dip the potatoes into slurry coating uniformly.
  5. Shallow fry the potatoes on medium flame.
  6. Fry both sides until the potatoes turn golden brown and crisp.
  7. Now take a bowl to add mayonnaise, black pepper, chili flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, mixed herbs, paprika, and salt.
  8. Mix well forming a smooth paste.
  9. Add milk to the sauce to give smooth flowing consistency to the sauce.
  10. Now in plate serve the fried potatoes leaving some gap in between.
  11. Pour a generous amount of cajun sauce over it.
  12. Lastly garnish it with onion, cilantro, and paprika powder.
  13. Cajun potatoes are ready to enjoy.

Cajun Potatoes

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Jagriti Shuklahttps://foodhistoria.com
I am Jagriti, the cook and the writer behind this small blog. I have grown up in the kitchen alongside my mum and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. The love for food and cooking is always a passion for me. But my passion allowed me to follow my cooking journey.

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