Cajun Fries with Malt Vinegar Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
Five Guys' fries have tons of devotees—and for good reason. My family is partial to the Cajun fries, specifically, which are super easy to re-create at home with your own seasoning blend. Air-fried instead of deep-fried, this salty, smoky, subtly sweet recipe is better for you than the original but just as tasty! —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Cajun Fries with Malt Vinegar Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons malt vinegar


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. julienned strips; toss with oil. Combine Cajun seasoning ingredients. Sprinkle over potatoes; toss to coat. Place potatoes on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until browned and crisp, 12-14 minutes, tossing once to redistribute. Combine dipping sauce ingredients; serve with fries.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 216 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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