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Barbeque Nation Style Cajun Potatoes

Barbeque Nation Style Crispy Cajun Potatoes with spicy Cajun mayonnaise dip is a great and easy appetizer for small parties or get-togethers.
Course Appetizer, evening snack
Cuisine cajan, Indian
Keyword appetizer, barbeque nation, cajun potatos, healthy, restuarant style, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 253kcal
Author bhavana

Ingredients

Measuring cup used (1 cup = 250ml)

    Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing :

    Crispy Potatoes:

    • 10-12 baby potatoes
    • 2 tablespoon corn flour (corn starch)
    • salt to taste
    • oil for shallow fry
    • 2 tablespoon onions ,finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves ,finely chopped

    Instructions

    Making the Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing:

    • 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 dressing is too thick.I usually add milk to 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
      Instant Pot – "MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK" for 4 minutes on HIGH and quick release manually.
      Stove Top Pressure Cooker – Cook for 1 whistle.
      Microwave – For 5 minutes or till tender.
      Stove Top 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 medium-high flame ,shallow fry the coated baby potatoes till they turn crispy and golden brown color.You can deep fry as well.
    • AIR FRYER METHOD:
      I have used Instant Vortex AirFryer for this method.You can use any airfryer which is available.
      Now place the coated baby potatoes into a single layer.Brush some oil on top of potatoes.
      Using the display panel, select AIRFRY, then adjust the temperature to 395°F (200°C) and set the time to 16 minutes, then touch START.So preheating starts for 3 minutes.When the display indicates “Add Food” insert the cooking tray in the center position.
      When the display indicates “Turn Food” carefully flip the potatoes.
      Once potatoes are crispy and golden brown ,take them on to the plate.
    • Lay the crispy potatoes on a serving plate.Add Cajun Mayonnaise Dressing on each potato along with finely chopped onions & coriander.Serve immediately.

    Notes

    TIPS & VARIATIONS

    1. Instead of baby potatoes, regular potatoes can be quartered and can used.I highly recommend using baby potatoes.
    2. Do not remove skin ,skin makes potatoes more crispy.
    3. Dont over boil the potatoes.
    4. You can also used store brought cajun spice mix.
    5. cajun spice mix: can be made 1 month ahead.Store in a airtight container at room temperature.
    6. Cajun Mayonnaise dressing should be added over the potatoes just before serving, else it will turn soggy.
     
    CAJUN SPICE MIX:
     
    Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 49.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg