Air-Fried Cajun Fries

This recipe for air-fried Cajun French fries adds a little zip to your ordinary fry by adding Cajun seasoning to the potatoes and a Creole dipping sauce to go along with them.

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If you have an air fryer already, you know how fantastic French fries are when they are air-fried instead of deep-fried. Not only are they crispy and brown on the outside but still tender on the inside, they don’t leave a greasy film on your fingers AND you feel better about indulging in your favorite fried food fix. 

You could definitely use store-bought Cajun seasoning for these air-fried Cajun fries to add the zippy spice, but I’ve included the ingredients and quantities to make your own at home. Chances are you have all the ingredients for Cajun seasoning already and making it at home can save adding another spice jar to your collection!

So, get your air fryer heating and go for it. Have that snack you’re craving!

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Cajun French Fries with Creole Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 25 m
  • Total Time: 40 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 Russet potatoes large, 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 powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
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. Blanch the potatoes in the boiling salted water for 4 minutes while you pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF. Strain the potatoes and rinse them with cold water. Dry them well with a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Toss the dried potato sticks gently with the oil and place them in the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 25 minutes, shaking the basket a few times while the fries cook to help them brown evenly.
  3. While the fries are cooking, combine the ingredients to make the Cajun seasoning. With 5 minutes left on the air fryer, sprinkle the potatoes with the Cajun seasoning and drizzle in a little more oil. Toss evenly to coat the fries and continue to air-fry for the final minutes.
To make the Creole Dipping Sauce:
  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Serve the Cajun Fries hot with Creole Dipping sauce on the side.
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Comments (3)Post a Reply

  1. This was excellent! We had it tonight and even dipped our thin pan fried steaks in the dip. Really good! Thank you!

  2. Love my air fryer❣️I bought both your cookbooks and love that you make it easy to cook. I recently made your simple fettuccine recipe…delish!! Thank goodness I can make my French fries in the air fryer and enjoy them without feeling guilty! lol

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