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Almost Instant Cajun French Fries Recipe from "I Made The Best Fried Chicken Bucket Meal Ever"

It's not about being fancy... it's about being simple, done incredibly well, and quite easily!

ALMOST Instant Cajun Fries 

Serves: 4-6

Cook time: 10 minutes

Prep time: 15 minutes


Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1.5 tablespoons (23g) kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon (4g) MSG 

  • 2 teaspoon (10g) granulated sugar 

  • 2 teaspoons (10g) ground white pepper 

  • 1 teaspoon (5g) onion powder 

  • 1 tablespoon (15g) cayenne powder

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons (10g) smoked paprika 

French Fries:

  • 2 lbs (908g) frozen French fries 

  • 3.5 quarts (3.3L) vegetable oil 

  • Cajun seasoning, to taste see note 

  • Salt, to taste

Cajun seasoning method: 

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined. 

French Fries method: 

  1. Heat your vegetable oil in a 6-8 quart heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven to 350°F (176°C). Once your oil is at temperature, using a large stainless steel slotted spoon or spider, gently lower your French fries into the hot oil in 2-3 batches and fry until the bubbling has subsided and they are golden and crisp, about 2-4 minutes. 

  2. For each batch, remove fries from the oil using your slotted spoon or spider skimmer, allowing excess oil to drain for a few seconds before adding to a large heat-proof bowl and immediately seasoning to taste with your Cajun seasoning. Be cautious of the seasoning level as some frozen fries come more salty than others, be sure to taste your finished fried fries before seasoning.  Drain onto a wire rack-lined baking tray. Repeat with the rest of your fries and serve immediately. 

***Note: You can easily just buy a pre-made Cajun seasoning if you have a preferred brand. Check to see if it has salt in it. And then be careful not to oversalt your fries, as they may have already been seasoned before purchase.


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