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Air Fryer Cajun French Fries with Creole Sauce

Air Fryer Cajun French Fries With Creole Sauce


Serves 4

  • 2 large russet potatoes (about 1¼ pounds), peeled and cut into ½-inch sticks
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (see recipe below)

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Creole Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon coarse brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan while you peel and cut the potatoes
  2. Blanch the potatoes in the boiling salted water for 4 minutes while you pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF
  3. Strain the potatoes and rinse them with cold water
  4. Dry them well with a clean kitchen towel
  5. Toss the dried potato sticks gently with the oil and place them in the air fryer basket
  6. Air-fry for 25 minutes, shaking the basket a few times while the fries cook to help them brown evenly
  7. While the fries are cooking, combine the ingredients to make the Cajun seasoning
  8. With 5 minutes left on the air fryer, sprinkle the potatoes with the Cajun seasoning and drizzle in a little more oil
  9. Toss evenly to coat the fries and continue to air-fry for the final minutes
  10. To make the Creole Dipping Sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well
  11. Serve the Cajun Fries hot with Creole Dipping sauce on the side

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