ZESTY CAJUN FRIES

Cajun spice + lemon + freshly baked red & sweet potatoes. Yes please!

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These fries are crispy, spicy, zesty, and smokey, and pair well with foods like black bean burgers, gumbo, or a seafood boil. And they only take 25 minutes to make!

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ZESTY CAJUN FRIES

Prep time: 5 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes

Author: Envi Eats

Type: Side

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes
  • 3 large or 5 small red or yellow potatoes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Cajun spice*
  • Generous sprinkles of salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.
  2. Slice the washed sweet and regular potatoes into wedges. Add the potatoes to an oiled baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Once the potatoes are crisped on the edges and tender, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with Cajun spice, salt, and pepper. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over top for extra zest! Stir well, and serve while warm.

*I buy my Cajun spice from my local Food Co-op in the bulk spice isle (I get salt free). Cajun spice can also easily be made with:

  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder

 

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