1.3lbsPotatoespeeled and cut into 1/4 inch (6 mm) strips
1/2teaspoonSaltplus more to taste after baking
1/4teaspoonground Black Pepper
1teaspoonground Cayenne Pepperoptional - see notes
Red Pepper Flakesoptional - see notes
Soak you potatoes! If you can, soak your potatoes in a bowl of water overnight or at least an hour. If that isn't possible, even 15 minutes of soak time will help and is much better than not soaking them at all.
Preheat your oven to 410F (210C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To prevent steamed, mushy potatoes, remove your potatoes from the water and pat them dry with a paper towel. This may take a few extra minutes but is definitely worth it!
Place the dried off potato strips in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, thyme and ground pepper until coated well. Add the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes now or see notes on when to add them.
Bake the fries for 30 to 45 minutes, flipping them twice while baking, until fries reach desired crispiness.
Remove fries from the oven, season with more salt and pepper to taste before serving them with your favorite ketchup or sauce.
The cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes don't need to be added to these cajun fries but I strongly recommend it. If you have kids, you can add the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to some of the fries (those NOT for the kids!) after they have finished baking.
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