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Cajun Seasoned Potatoes

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Simple enough that you could serve it with steaks, yet jazzy enough to saddle up next to your turkey this Thanksgiving.MORE+LESS-


pounds smallish golden potatoes

1 1/2

tablespoons cajun seasoning (See my Recipe Box)


tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped


pinch kosher salt, to taste

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  • 1

    Preheat an aluminum sheet pan in your oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    Slice your potatoes in half on a diagonal and place into a large bowl.

  • 3

    Drizzle with the olive oil.

  • 4

    Sprinkle with the tablespoon and a half of Cajun seasoning.

  • 5

    Toss and spread out onto the hot sheet pan.

  • 6

    Place back into the oven for 60 minutes, tossing every twenty minutes.

  • 7

    Remove and sprinkle with a little kosher salt and let cool slightly.

  • 8

    Toss the potatoes with chopped parsley and serve.

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Cajun Boiled Red Potatoes

This recipe for Cajun Boiled Red Potatoes is one of my original recipes. It reminds me of the potatoes from my family’s seafood boils.

Over 20 years ago I came up with this recipe when my family moved from Louisiana to Florida.

My in-laws would mail us a care package every few weeks with our favorite cajun seasonings and foods.

Additionally, these Cajun Boiled Red Potatoes became a favorite family recipe.

Even though we could eat seafood in Florida, it wasn’t the same as our Louisiana crawfish and crab boils.

The recipe for the boiled potatoes uses almost all the same seasonings we put into our cajun seafood boil recipe.

Thus, making them taste like the crab and crawfish boiled potatoes.

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Cajun Roasted Potatoes with Creole Dipping Sauce

I can never go wrong serving potatoes at my house. And since my family also loves spicy food, these Cajun Roasted Potatoes with Creole Dipping Sauce were a huge hit.

Don’t worry, they’re not too spicy, and you can always adjust the heat level to suit your tastes. But whatever you do, you’ve got to try these potatoes!

These tasty potato wedges are seasoned with garlic powder, paprika, some cayenne pepper and other seasonings, then baked until crispy.

And the best part–you dip them in a creamy Creole sauce! Think spicy, kicked-up fry sauce (and who doesn’t love fry sauce?).

And like I said, you can always use a little less cayenne on your potatoes and in your dipping sauce if you’re concerned about the heat level. Made as is, they’ve got a nice level of heat without being over-powering.

We eat a lot of potatoes around here, and this is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them. I’ve found that red or yellow potatoes work best, but good old Russets will work great too!

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Air Fryer Cajun Potatoes

These easy Air Fryer Cajun Potatoes are a quick and easy side dish with a kick! I love roasted potatoes in general, but these air fried ones come together super quickly leaving your oven free for other dishes. The potatoes have a perfectly pillowy-soft center and the seasoning adds spice to jazz up any meal. Not only do they make a great side dish paired with a veggie and a meaty main dish, but they’d be great served like home fries at breakfast or as part of a brunch spread. A satisfying 4.4 ounce serving of these Air Fryer Cajun Potatoes is just 155 calories or 4 Green, 4 Blue or 1 Purple WW (Weight Watchers) SmartPoints!

Don’t be intimidated by making your own Cajun seasoning, it will only take you a couple minutes to measure out a few spices. Chances are you have most of them (if not all) in your cupboard already! I wouldn’t say these potatoes are super spicy, but they have a good kick and a bit of heat in the aftertaste. If you’re not a Cajun fan, you can also easily replace the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, a garlic and herb blend, or any other seasonings you prefer.

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Homemade Cajun seasoning

This homemade Cajun seasoning is a great way to use up the spices in your pantry. So often, we buy a jar of something because a recipe calls for a teaspoon, then we don’t know what to do with the rest of it.

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Cleaned and dressed, these teal are ready for the pot.

Green-winged teal is a breed of duck that show up first in the sights of seasoned duck hunters of South Louisiana. It’s a small, fast-flying, warm-weather bird that migrates early in the coastal marshes and rice-field flyways of Acadiana. The 16-day, September teal season ensures that Louisiana duck camps have a steady stockpile of duck meat in their freezers. Although with a limited amount of all-dark meat, the feeding habits (aquatic grasses and agricultural crops) of these birds make for good eating. And Ted’s Teal Stuffed with Mustard Greens and Sweet Potatoes makes it easy to bring out that flavor. It is a unique technique, as it uses a boiling method to render the birds tender. As with most long braises, my inclination (and training) is to brown the meat in fat before adding stock, but with Ted’s method, this is not only unnecessary but gets in the way of the ultimate goal—the gravy. You see, these birds are covered in liquid, and it is the long, slow boil that reduces the stock into a thick gravy.

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In this Teal Stuffed with Mustard Greens and Sweet Potatoes recipe, a long, gentle boil tenderizes the duck and reduces to a thick, flavor-filled gravy.