Flavorful Delight: Loaded Cajun Potato Recipe
If you’re on the hunt for a dish that combines comfort, flavor, and a touch of spice, look no further than the Loaded Cajun Potato recipe. This dish takes the classic baked potato and transforms it into a savory masterpiece, bursting with Cajun-inspired flavors and a generous helping of toppings. Whether you’re serving it as a hearty side dish or a satisfying main course, these loaded Cajun potatoes are sure to become a family favorite.
4 large Russet potatoes, cleaned
½ pound shrimp, cleaned and deveined, leave tails on
½ cup crawfish tail meat
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp butter
Cajun Seasoning, I prefer Slap Yo Mama, amount to taste
Sherry Cream sauce
8 ounces Italian cheese blend, 6 blend
2 cloves garlic, freshly minced
2 medium shallots, diced
¼ cup Brandy, flambeed
2 cups Sherry Wine
1 cup stock from shrimp
¼ cup crawfish juice, from the crawfish package
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup crawfish tail meat
½ cup diced green onions
Preheat the oven to 400*
Wash each potato, coat lightly with olive oil and coarse salt, then wrap in a sheet of foil and bake until the potato is tender
In a saucepan, on medium heat, add in half the butter and the minced garlic, toss in the shallots and stir lightly, simmer for 3 minutes
Add the shrimp, sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning to taste, and cook for 3 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through
Add in the Brandy and light it, stirring constantly
Add in the wine, crawfish juice and shrimp stock, reduce by half
Stir in the heavy whipping cream
Once the sauce is smooth, add in the remaining butter and stir
Add in the remaining crawfish tail meat and cook for 2 minutes
The sauce should be the consistency of Alfredo Sauce, if too thick, thin out by using chicken stock.
If the sauce is too runny add in a slight bit more of the heavy whipping cream
Spoon the shrimp and sauce over each of the potatoes and sprinkle with cheese
Place the cooking tray with the potatoes back in the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden
Once cheese is melted, place a potato in the center of each plate and spoon some more of the sauce over the top
Sprinkle with the green onion
For an extra crispy skin, brush the potatoes with egg wash before applying the olive oil and Cajun seasoning.
Experiment with different types of cheese, such as pepper jack or mozzarella, for unique flavor profiles.
Enhance the Cajun seasoning by adding a pinch of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper for added heat.
Serving Size: 1 Loaded Potato
Total Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Total Carbohydrates: 35g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Loaded Cajun Potatoes offer a delectable marriage of flavors and textures, making them an irresistible treat for your taste buds. From the warmth of the perfectly baked potatoes to the zing of Cajun seasoning and the creaminess of cheese and sour cream, every bite is a delight. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together, a family dinner, or simply craving a comforting dish, these loaded potatoes are bound to impress. With the easy-to-follow recipe and pro tips, you’re equipped to create this scrumptious dish and enjoy it while reveling in the joy of good food.
This is an easy one and oh so good.
Try it out and don’t forget to RATE and COMMENT below!