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Cajun Seasoning Mix

In Chimacum, Washington, Joy Rackham uses this fiery blend to add spark to baked sweet potato wedges. Or try the spicy mixture on pork, chicken or beef for a boost of zippy flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes or baking potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: about 1/4 cup.
  • To prepare Cajun Potato Wedges: Cut each potato into eight wedges. In a large bowl, combine oil, hot pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons seasoning mix. Add potatoes; stir to coat evenly. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes; turn. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until the potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 132 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • SaltandPeppy
    Jan 23, 2011

    I love this on chicken, and it is great on frozen french fries! I am always running out of this because I use it so often. I use the entire 2 tsp. of cayenne because I like the heat. I bought McCormick cajun seasoning to compare the two, and there is no contest. This recipe is better than the store-bought mix. WAY better!