The recipe for Cajun Potatoes came to me the day after we had a crawfish boil years ago. We had plenty of leftover potatoes that were cooked in liquid crab boil with the seafood. Not wanting to waste them, I came up with Cajun Potatoes.
Of course, there doesn’t have to be a seafood boil to enjoy this dish. The reason I labeled the potatoes ‘Cajun’ is that we use liquid crab boil to season our seafood. In my opinion, there is something distinctly ‘Cajun’ about the flavor.
Tonight I made Barbecued Country Style Pork Ribs, and Cajun Potatoes is fantastic with any grilled or barbecued meat. This recipe is simple, so I’ll make it short and sweet!
I wash my potatoes well with a brush and soapy water. Leaving the peelings on, cut potatoes into cubes. Put into a large pot and add water to boil them.
Pour in salt and bring to a boil. When the potatoes start to soften, add crab boil seasoning. I let them cook until they start to fall apart. Drain the potatoes leaving some water in the bottom of the pot. Spoon in lots of butter and close the lid to allow it to melt.
After a few minutes, stir the butter and water on the bottom into the potatoes until creamy. Yum, Yum, Yum! Perfect with Barbecued Country Style Pork Ribs!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: (what I used)
- 13 medium Red Potatoes
- Salt, to taste
- 2 capfuls Liquid Crab Boil Seasoning
- 1 cup Butter