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Cajun Home Fries with Herbed Ranch Sour Cream

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  • 4 lg Long baking potatoes
  • 1 c All purpose flour
  • 2 tb Seasoning salt; to taste (2 to 3)
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper; up to 1/2, up to
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Scrub potatoes well and slice in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into 4 thick wedges. Cover potato wedges with cold water and allow to soak while continuing with the recipe. Place the flour, seasoning salt and cayenne pepper in a large plastic storage bag and shake well to blend. Heat 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large heavy gauge pot or electric deep fryer to 390 degrees. Drain potatoes well, then drop into the flour mixture a few at a time and shake bag to coat potatoes well. Next, drop 6 to 8 coated potatoes into the hot oil and fry until golden. Drain well on paper towels. Continue frying the remaining potatoes in batches of about 6 to 8 wedges each until all wedges have been fried. Serve while hot with your choice of toppings. Yield: 4 to 6 servings. For herbed Ranch sour cream, whisk together 2 cups sour cream, 1 envelope (8 oz) of Ranch dip mix, 2 TBLS freshly snipped chives, 2 TBLS chopped fresh parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mixture can be prepared several days in advance. Yield: about 2 1/4 cups.
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