Thursday, 28 February 2013

Cajun Potato Wedges

When it's cold and grey outside, like today, I tend to want spicy things to eat.  I don't like 'Phone the Fire Department' hot but it's nice to have a bit of extra flavour and spice sometimes.  That's why I made Cajun Potato Wedges for lunch.  



These chunky chips are baked rather than deep fried so you get even more comforting heat from the oven as they cook.   They are easy to make, you don't even have to peel the potatoes!  Simply wash, dry and cut several medium size potatoes into quarters.  You decide how many Cajun Wedges you want to make.  It's all about the technique rather than a recipe.  



Heat the oven to 200C/400F and place a heavy roasting tin or a large skillet into the oven to get hot.    When the pan is warm, pour in a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil and return the pan to the oven to heat the oil. You want the potatoes to sizzle when they hit the pan. 


To make these Cajun Potato Wedges you will need Cajun Seasoning.  There are lots of them ready made in the shops but I like to make my own Cajun Seasoning.   You can find my recipe HERE.



Carefully remove the hot pan with the hot oil from the oven.  Place the potato wedges into the hot oil, turning them with a large spoon or fish slice to coat the potatoes with oil.   Sprinkle  Cajun Seasoning over the potatoes.  Start with a teaspoon or two of seasoning, you can always add more if you want your wedges to be spicier.


Bake the Cajun Potato Wedges for about 30 - 40 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes so they brown on all sides.  When they are golden brown on the outside and tender in the middle they are ready to eat.  



We had roasted carrots and veggie sausages with our Cajun Potato Wedges.  I always put out a bit of BBQ Sauce,  Honey Mustard or Creamy Herb Dressing for dipping.  Cajun Potato Wedges are great way to spice up a grey day.  

8 comments:

  1. That is tonight's dinner sorted! They look really delicious!

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  2. Those look wonderful. All your cooking always looks wonderful!

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    1. Oh, you are so kind! I don't do fancy or complicated food, just 'Home Cookin'. : )

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  3. Oh your potatoes are perfect! So taste!

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  4. Hi, this recipe looks great and I plan on making this tonight! I just wondered what type of potatoes you used for this recipe? Thanks! :)

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    1. I use any potatoes I have to hand, even leftover new potatoes will work if you cut them in half and adjust the cooking time. I usually buy Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes. The Red Rooster potatoes are very good too! Honestly, with this easy recipe, you can't go wrong. Enjoy! : )

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