Way Too Easy Cajun Potatoes

Total Time
35mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
30 mins

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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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre heat oven to about 375-400.
  2. With a fork score all over the potatoes (peeled or not), this will make them more crisp.
  3. Chop the potatoes into 1 1/2-2 inch chunks.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 15 mins, stir well (again with the forks), bake a further 10-15 minutes.
  6. Note: If you've nuked them, the potatoes will need a little less time. Watch them towards the last few minutes.
Most Helpful

4 5

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.

5 5

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.