Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cajun Potatoes - baked potato wedges

Days are just flying by, sometimes I feel like I started blogging just days back but looking at the posts and the other blogs I have discovered in the process, I realize it has been months. Infact Sattvaa entered its 6th month of blogging in June. I am back here with another Blog hop, an event introduced by Radhika of Tickling Palates. I love the event as I get the opportunity to visit new blogs which I may not have come across in my daily blogging and also get introduced to so many of the talented bloggers out there.

This month I am paired with Faiza who blogs at Faiza Ali's kitchen from UK. You will find recipes from Indian rice biryanis to Italian bruschetta on her blog. I haven't explored all her recipes yet but will definitely go back. I chose Spicy cajun potatoes from her blog for two reasons - one, every one at home loves potatoes in all forms and shapes, two - I jumped as soon as I saw that it was spicy. It is a very simple recipe and is a mouthful of flavors. A plateful of Cajun potatoes were gone in minutes after taking it out from the oven as I had to scurry around to get a couple of decent pictures :-).

I love Cajun flavors, if you have tasted the Cajun trail mix, you know what I am talking about. A couple of years back, one of my colleagues at work had brought a big Walmart bag of Cajun trail mix and as we were working late into the evening on a project, it was our snack. The mixture of roasted nuts in the specially blended Cajun spices makes this quite addictive. I have bought it many times since then especially to motivate (read bribe) my team. All I need is to send a group email and say there is a box of cajun mix and people come into the office and then you can talk work :-), I know it is sneaky. Candies and cajun mix are hot favorites at work.

Though I have been baking potato wedges with various combinations of spices, I had never zeroed in on this particular Cajun blend. I am glad I came across it during blog hop, thank you Faiza! for this now family favorite. Enjoy this simply delicious Cajun baked potatoes as a snack or a side dish. Faiza has used Thyme and Oregano in her preparation, I skipped Thyme as I didn't have it.

What do you need to make the Cajun potato wedges? 
3 medium sized red potatoes
1 Tblsp olive oil
1/2 Tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper corns - freshly ground
1 Tbslp fresh chopped oregano
1/2 Tsp dry thyme or 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 Tsp salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 lemon
How do you make Cajun potato wedges? 
  • Wash and cut potatoes into wedges. 
  • Prepare the Cajun blend by mixing all ingredients except for potatoes and lemon juice.
  • Mix in potato wedges and ensure every wedge is well coated with the mixture. 
  • Let it marinate for 1/2 hour. 
  • Pre heat the oven to 400F, line the marinated wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. 
  • Check after 15 minutes and turn the potatoes over once. 
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top and serve the wedges hot.
  • I like to use red potatoes for baking as they hold their shape well under the heat. You can use any variety of potatoes but avoid the floury types. 
  • Marinating the potato wedges in the spice mix for a minimum of 20-30 minutes ensures that they absorb the flavors well. 
This plate of cajun potatoes goes to Blog Hop-18


Priya said...

Wish to have some rite now,eventhough its only 7.45am for me, droolworthy potato wedges.

Prathibha said...

love these ones..looks delicious n perfect

Jay said...

looks irresistably hearty
Tasty Appetite

Deeksha said...

Hi Nags
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Cajun potato wedges looks nice, crispy and yummmy.

Gayathri NG said...

Wow looking awesome wedges, perfect for teatime...

NamsVeni Pothas said...

looks very tasty..............and healthy.

Santosh Bangar said...

interesting recipe
1st time here do visit my site

Radhika said...

wow, seriously you are tempting me so much with this baked potatoes gal. finger licking good.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so tasty..perfect evening snack

Priya Sreeram said...

loved the blend of flavours; looks really yum !

Faiza Ali said...

Hi Nagashree,
Thanks for trying out the recipe..it looks yummy. I couldn't post mine today from your blog..will do it in a day or two.
Was reading your 'about me' and came to know your are from Mysore...I am from Bangalore :)

Jayanthi said...

Love these wedges and perfectly done. Looks awesome.

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Looks mouth watering!!!Will try soon....

Supriya's Rasoi said...

Hi Nagashree the wedges look very tempting.Glad to follow u do visit my space in ur free time.

Lubna Karim said...

Wow...they look so perfect and yum....

Akila said...

Really easy n yummy recipe...

Recipe World said...

Healthy one..Looks delicious & yummy.
Its my first visit here.U have a lovely blog..