Louisiana Voodoo Fries recipe

Louisiana Voodoo Fries recipe: Ingredients, Preparation, and Guide

Are you craving for fries? Does your mind keep wondering about any new variant of potato fries? No Worry! In this article, I am going to share WingStop’s popular fries with a unique name called Voodoo Fries.

Those who are fond of Wingstop products must be aware of these fries. For, those who do not know and want to try this recipe, let me help you out with the homemade recipe.

What is so special about Voodoo Fries (Idaho potatoes)?

The specialty of Voodoo fries is the type of potatoes used in it called Idaho potatoes and the seasoning.

So, what are Idaho potatoes?

The Voodoo fries are a popular product of a popular food chain called Wingstop. The fries are made using the high-quality variant of potatoes called “Idaho potatoes”.

In America, Idaho potatoes are popularly known as Russet Potato which is soft, fleshy, and dry and suitable for mashing and making fries.

The second thing that makes Louisiana Voodoo Fries special is its seasoning called Cajun seasoning.

So, what is Cajun seasoning now?

Cajun is a type of spice that is made using a mixture of cayenne pepper, onion powder, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. More on this later.

These spices are then used popularly in seasoning many dishes including the famous Wingstop Voodoo fries.

One more thing, the ingredients that go into making this spice can be altered based on the availability of ingredients and as per your taste.

By now you have got a little more curious to jump to the recipe part. No Worry! I will share with you the best possible way to make these popular fries at home.

If you do not stay near WIngstop, you can try this recipe at home and enjoy it with your kids and friends.

So, without any further ado, let us jump at the recipe part, where I will share the ingredients and steps required to make this recipe at home.

How to make Louisiana Voodoo Fries recipe?

List of ingredients in Louisiana Voodoo Fries:

  • Russet potatoes/Idaho potatoes
  • Cajun seasoning (You can find it on Amazon or a nearby store)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • All-purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Cooking oil
  • Ranch dressing

Preparation Method:

Start with making the cheese sauce first.

  • For this use a mixture of flour and butter to make a roux.
  • Leave the roux for some time till you see bubbles appearing on the mixture.
  • Now, you can add your milk and cheese to the mixture.
  • Once you added, now it is time to give a nice whisk to your mixture. Whisking will allow this mixture to get a smooth texture and add extra flavor.

You are done with making the cheese sauce. Now, get ready to prepare your fries.

How to make the fries?

Louisiana Voodoo Fries
  • Soak the potatoes in cold water for some time to let the starch come out. This will help your fries to be crispier and more tastier.
  • Now cut the potatoes into stripes suitable to look and taste like fries
  • Next, take a frying pan and heat it. Take enough oil so that it is easier for the fries to float. Heat the oil properly.
  • Now start putting potato stripes into the heating oil
  • Deep fry them till golden brown
  • Once the fries are cooked and fried well. Take it out on a separate plate
  • Remove excess oil using kitchen tissue paper. Let it cool down there.
  • Take a bowl and transfer your fries. It is time to add the Cajun seasoning.
  • Sprinkle the cajun seasoning on the fries and toss them properly
  • Next, take a serving plate and transfer your fries to it
  • Now make the final yummy Move. Add the cheese sauce and ranch dressing. You are done.

You can now enjoy these tasty Voodoo fries with any dipping sauce like tomatoes, the cheese sauce.

If you want to add more dishes to your fries you can pair it with Chicken Wings. A popular combo of Wingstop you can enjoy at home all made by you.

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If you still want to add extra taste, you can use different toppings including chopped spring onions, tomato sauce, etc.

Tips for the Voodoo Fries recipe

Let me now list down some important tips for the recipe to further enhance your taste.

  • To add extra crispiness, you can soak the chopped potato slices in cold water for about three minutes. Doing so will remove the starch in the potatoes which helps fries for better crispness in the oven.
  • You can try a homemade cajun seasoning because you can always adjust the ingredients as per your taste. The seasoning is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients like paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • You can also experiment with the cheeses for the recipe to bring a unique twist. When I say different cheese options, I mean you can experiment with smoked Gouda, pepper jack, or a blend of cheeses for better taste.
  • To add an element of smokiness to the recipe, try grilling tomatoes and jalapeños. When they are grilled, they bring extra smokiness to the fries and go well with the cajun seasoning.
  • Why should expirementing with sauces be left behind? If you want to further bring a new taste you can try different dipping sauces like garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, or a tangy barbecue sauce. Dipping sauces can bring a whole lot different experience to the voodoo fries, so feel free to try different ones.
  • Also if you are eating these fries with other people, you can consider having hot sauces so that everyone can adjust the heat based on their liking.
  • If you want your fries recipe to look beautiful, you can garnish it with herbs like cilantro or parsley. These herbs will not just add color but further add freshness to the recipe.
  • To balance the fry’s richness, you can try the recipe with a side of coleslaw or a refreshing cucumber salad.
  • When it comes to experimenting, it is not just limited to ingredients but making techniques as well. So instead of layering the cheese at the top, you can further try layering the cheese between the fries for a gooey and cheesy flavor.

I hope these simple changes in the recipe will help better experiment with your fries. So why wait, consider these tips next time when you are planning to make voodoo fries at home. Get ready to bring out your inner chef and cooking artist with these easy tips to surprise your dear ones.

Louisiana Cajun seasoning Ingredients

The seasoning originated from people in Louisiana, USA, and was part of their cuisine. Broadly the seasoning consists of some herbs, spices, and sometimes salt and is part of French, African, Spanish, and Native American culinary traditions.

Here are some common ingredients that go into making this seasoning:

  1. Paprika: This adds color with a mild, sweet flavor.
  2. Cayenne Pepper: Provides heat and a spicy kick. The amount can be adjusted based on choice.
  3. Garlic Powder: Brings a savory and aromatic element to the seasoning.
  4. Onion Powder: This further enhances the savory flavor.
  5. Thyme: Helps add subtle earthy and herbal factors.
  6. Oregano: Adds a hint of Mediterranean flavor.
  7. Salt: This is optional. Some people prefer to add it, some avoid adding it.

You can adjust the amount of Cajun seasoning that goes into making the voodoo fries. The best thing about the cajun seasoning is that it is not just limited to the Voodoo fries.

You can add them as a seasoning on a variety of other dishes including seafood, vegetables, grilled or blackened meats, and stews.

If you do not want to make the cajun Seasoning by yourself, you can easily get it in your nearby stores. But if you prefer to come up with your own version, you can easily try making it at home by adjusting the ingredient ratios suitable for your taste buds.

A good thing about homemade Cajun seasoning is that you are always free to customize it based on your taste or your dear ones at home. So, I would advise to try the seasoning at your home for the best taste or in case it is unavailable in stores around you.

I hope you liked our fries recipe today and gonna try it at your home. If you are thinking of making this at your home, let me know about your experience in the comment below.

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