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Irish Spud Strips

"I came up with this recipe by sheer luck when I was trying to create a good tasting yet different side dish," explains Naomi Kay Smith of Canandaigua, New York. She tosses the crisp fries with Cajun seasoning and Parmesan cheese. "They're a bit hit with my family."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch strips
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the Parmesan cheese and Cajun seasoning. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Pat potatoes dry with paper towels; place a third of the strips in a bag and shake to coat. Cook in hot oil for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining potato strips. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

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  • Joscy
    Jan 17, 2014

    Don't like cajun seasoning (too spicy), so will try italian seasoning instead. Otherwise, it's good.

  • SassyLacey
    Apr 28, 2012

    Oh My Gosh! These are fantastic. I used less cajun seasoning and added 2 teaspoons of chili seasoning and 4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Definite keeper for something different in potatoes.