Barbeque Nation Style Cajun Potatoes Recipe / Crispy Creamy Cajun Spiced Potatoes is one of the most popular food items we love to have whenever we visit the Barbeque Nation Restaurant chain in India. This Restaurant style Cajun potatoes recipe can be easily prepared at home and tastes similar to what we get at Barbeque Nation. This is one must try recipe for kids especially during festivals are around the corner.
Let just quickly jump in the recipe part. You can make Cajun Spice Mix at home itself and store it for a month ahead. Also if you don’t have time, Cajun Spice Mix is readily available in the market these days.
When you decide to make these yummy cajun potatoes, just mix 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of tomato ketchup with 2 tablespoons of the cajun spice mix. Mayo Cajun dressing is ready in a jiffy.
Cajun Spice Mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder (paprika)
- salt to taste
Here we have shared both Airfryer and Shallow fry method. You can also deep fry the potatoes. Potatoes should be really crispy for this spiced cajun potatoes recipe.
This is very easy to make and a great appetizer for any small get-together or party and always a hit among family and friends.
How to Make Cajun Potatoes without Mayonnaise
If you don’t have mayonnaise at home, then replace mayo with fresh cream. But we highly recommend using mayonnaise as that is what is used in Barbeque Nation Restaurant.
How to Make Barbeque Nation Style Cajun Potatoes
Making the Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing
Firstly, mix together the mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, and all the spices mentioned in the Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing ingredients section in a bowl. Set aside. You can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk if the dressing is too thick and get the right consistency.
Preparing the Potatoes
Scrub the baby potatoes to get rid of any dirt. Cook the baby potatoes with skin till just tender (90% cooked). You can either use Stovetop Pressure Cooker – Cook for 1 whistle or Microwave – For 5 minutes or till tender or Stovetop Pot – Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes. Finally, drain the water and let the potatoes cool. Now place the potatoes on a chopping board, using a heavy spoon, press each baby potato till the skin just splits (do not break). Sprinkle some cornflour on the potatoes and mix until the potatoes are lightly coated on both sides.
Shallow Fry Method
In a shallow pan, heat some oil on a medium-high flame, shallow fry the coated baby potatoes till they turn a crispy and golden brown color. You can also deep fry.
Air Fryer Method
You can use any air fryer which is available.
Now place the coated baby potatoes into a single layer. Brush some oil on top of the potatoes.
Once potatoes are crispy and golden brown, take them on to the plate.
Lastly, lay the crispy potatoes on a serving plate. Add Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing on each potato along with finely chopped onions & coriander.
Serve crispy creamy cajun spiced potatoes immediately.
What to serve with Cajun Potatoes?
You or your kid can enjoy these spiced cajun potatoes as an appetizer or also serve it along with this delicious Mayonnaise Sandwich and call it a meal.
Tips & Variations
- Instead of baby potatoes, regular potatoes can be quartered and used.
- Do not remove the skin, skin makes potatoes more crispy.
- Don’t over boil the potatoes.
- You can also use store brought cajun spice mix.
- Cajun spice mix: This can be made 1 month ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Cajun Mayonnaise dressing should be added over the potatoes just before serving, else it will turn soggy.
This Content has originally written by Bhavna Patil and published on March 22, 2017. No Copyright/IPR breach is intended.