Air Fryer Cajun Fries one of our favorite side dishes, today, I will show you how to make a batch of spicy French Fries, with a homemade Cajun French Fry Seasoning!

Air Fryer Cajun Fries
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Why We Love Air Fryer Cajun Fries Recipe

There is nothing better than a basket of homemade French fries, today we added some bold flavors.

Serve as a quick snack, or as a great side dish to your next BBQ. Serve with an additional sprinkle of French Fry Cajun seasoning, for even more flavor.

Air Fryer Cajun Fries

What Is Cajun French Fry Seasoning?

Cajun French fry seasoning is a flavorful spice blend that is commonly used to season French fries, giving them a distinctive and delicious taste.

This seasoning is inspired by the bold and spicy flavors of Cajun cuisine, which originates from the Louisiana region of the United States.

Ingredients You Will Need For Air Fryer Cajun Fries

Here are the simple ingredients, you will need for making a batch of Cajun French Fries in air fryer:

Air Fryer Cajun Fries
  • Frozen French Fries: These crinkle-cut fries provide a perfect base, offering a crispy exterior and fluffy interior ideal for absorbing the flavorful seasoning.
  • Olive Oil: Helps the seasoning adhere to the fries and promotes even browning and crispiness in the air fryer.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the fries, making each bite more savory.
  • Black Pepper: Adds a mild heat and peppery flavor, complementing the other spices.
  • Garlic powder: Infuses the fries with a robust garlic flavor, adding depth to the seasoning blend
  • Minced onion: Provides a hint of sweet, savory onion flavor that pairs well with the other spices.
  • Oregano: Contributes an earthy, herbal note that balances the heat of the cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne: Adds a spicy kick, giving the fries a bold and zesty flavor profile.
  • Sweet Paprika: Lends a subtle sweetness and vibrant color, enhancing the visual and taste appeal of the fries
  • Thyme: Imparts a slight earthy and minty undertone, rounding out the seasoning blend.

How to Make Cajun Fries In Air Fryer

Here are the step by step directions for making Cajun Fries in air fryer:

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In a large mixing bowl, add your French fries and pour the olive oil over them. Mix to coat the fries.

Air Fryer Cajun Fries

In a small bowl, combine all spices. Sprinkles half the spices over the fries. Mix to coat. Add last half of the spices and mix to coat.

Add the fries to the air fryer and set air fryer temperature at 370 degrees F on manual setting and set cook time for 12-15 minutes. Stir the fries every 5 minutes.

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Air Fryer Cajun Fries Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Even Coating: Toss the fries thoroughly with oil and seasoning to ensure each fry is evenly coated. This helps achieve consistent flavor and texture.
  • Single Layer Cooking: Arrange the fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking and less crispy fries.
  • Shake the Basket: Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to ensure the fries cook evenly on all sides.
  • Adjust Seasoning to Taste: Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper based on your heat preference. Start with less if you prefer milder fries and add more for extra spice.
  • Experiment with Seasonings: Don’t be afraid to experiment with additional seasonings or herbs to customize the flavor to your liking. Adding a pinch of smoked paprika can provide a smoky depth to the fries.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Whenever possible, use fresh garlic and freshly ground black pepper for a more intense and vibrant flavor.
  • Serve Immediately: Air fryer fries are best enjoyed immediately after cooking to maintain their crispiness. Serve them hot for the best taste and texture.
  • Reheat for Crunch: If you have leftovers, reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crispiness instead of using the microwave.
  • Pair with Dips: Serve your Cajun fries with a variety of dipping sauces like ranch, aioli, or spicy ketchup to complement the bold flavors.
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Air Fryer Cajun Fries Recipe Faqs

Can I use fresh potatoes instead of frozen French fries? Yes, you can use fresh potatoes. Cut them into evenly sized sticks, soak them in water for 30 minutes to remove excess starch, pat them dry, and then proceed with the recipe.

Can I make these fries without oil? While you can reduce the amount of oil, a small amount is recommended to help the seasoning adhere and to achieve a crispy texture. Using no oil may result in less crispy fries.

How can I make the fries spicier? To make the fries spicier, increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add a pinch of chili powder to the seasoning mix.

Can I double the recipe? Yes, but avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if necessary to ensure the fries cook evenly and remain crispy.

How do I store leftovers? Store leftover fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.

What is the best way to reheat Cajun French fries in air fryer? The best way to reheat Cajun French fries in the air fryer is to preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and cook the fries for 3-5 minutes until they are crispy and heated through. Shaking the basket halfway through the reheating process ensures even crispiness.

What dipping sauces go well with Cajun seasoned fries? Cajun fries pair well with ranch, aioli, spicy ketchup, garlic mayo, or a creamy blue cheese dip.

Can I use a different type of oil? Yes, you can use other oils such as canola oil, avocado oil, or any high smoke point oil you prefer.

Can I add more seasonings? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the seasoning mix with your favorite spices and herbs to suit your taste preferences.

Air Fryer Cajun Fries

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Air Fryer Cajun Fries

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Cajun Fries one of our favorite side dishes, today, I will show you how to make a batch of spicy French Fries, with a homemade Cajun French Fry Seasoning!

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups French Fries, Frozen
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil,
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add your French fries and pour the olive oil over them. Mix to coat the fries.
  • In a small bowl, combine all spices. Sprinkles half the spices over the fries. Mix to coat. Add last half of the spices and mix to coat.
  • Add the fries to the air fryer and set air fryer temperature at 370 degrees F on manual setting and set cook time for 12-15 minutes. Stir the fries every 5 minutes.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 871mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 6gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 2mg

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