The Cajun Golden Potatoes are a staple here at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast; and they are served with most of our breakfast menus because the dish is so popular.. If you’ve ever stayed here, then you’ll never forget the succulent cajun spices each time you bite into the potatoes.
Many guests ask what makes these so special and they ask why are they so good! The taste literally goes POW!!! in your mouth.
Serving golden potatoes instead of red potatoes was a tradition for our family because when cooked, the golden potatoes ended up with a bit of a sweet taste. Combine the natural sweet taste and the Cajun spices and you are in for a treat. It’s what makes this potato dish different.
- 1 large golden potato for 2 people
- Benoit Cajun Seasoning
- Redmond Real Salt (Sea Salt)
- Onion Powder
- Celery Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil
The trick to making these potatoes taste like Moma’s Cajun Potatoes, is technically just over seasoning them; except for the salt. Note that all of the seasonings above DO NOT include salt; therefore you can add as much as you need to acquire the taste that you are wanting to achieve.
Cut the potato into small 3/4 inch pieces and add to a metal pan. With cleaned hands, mix the mixture into the pan so that the season and olive oil covers all the potatoes and the the pan.
Place in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Note that I cooked these using the convection setting instead of the regular bake setting. It’s what achieved the golden brown edges on the potatoes. If you’ve cut you potato pieces larger than instructed above, you may need to cook a little longer.
When cooking most Cajun dishes, its all about the flavors that begin usually with our Cajun Holy trinity melody of SAUTEED onions, bell pepper and celery. The trick to making this melody perfect is to saute it in either butter or olive oil (depending on the dish) on a low heat. You want to end up with your vegetables transparent and not crunchy. Your dish will not taste the way it should if your melody of vegetables are crunchy.
The next tip is to use a Cajun seasoning that does not have salt in it. This allows you to add as much of the spices and herbs from the seasoning you want while having full control over the salt content. I use Benoits Cajun Seasoning and Redmond Real Salt (Sea Salt) for that reason.
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