This Cajun Potato Salad is full of spice and isn’t just sprinkled with Cajun Seasoning . I have lived in Southwest Louisiana my entire life and our culture revolves around fabulous food. When any event is planned the meal is planned before the other details are worked out. Even though my family’s heritage is not of French Canadian descent I have been around Cajun cooking my entire life . Most Cajun dishes are cooked with a little of dis and dat and sprinkled with love. These potatoes soak up all the yummy goodness and spices . These is most defiantly sprinkled with love!!
I got the inspiration for this potato salad from our crawfish boils. When we boil crawfish we always throw in potatoes and corn along with many other veggies. These veggies and potatoes soak in all the yummy spices . My family loves the potatoes, so we usually boil an extra 5LB bag so we can eat on them for a while. Having more potatoes than I knew what to do with I made a potato salad and it was the best thing ever. Imagine those intoxicating spices mixed with the cool creamy goodness of a potato salad. I have been on a mission to recreate this and I think I finally did it. Check out another recipe that was inspired by our Louisiana crawfish boils , my Creamy Crawfish Baked Potato.
Honestly , this crab and crawfish boil is my favorite but if you have a brand you like feel free to use it. If you want to try this and the Zatarains product is not available to you, it is readily available on Amazon. If you only want to buy just one I suggest the liquid concentrate.
Start by washing and cubing the potatoes. Place them in a pot and fill with water about an inch over the potatoes. Add a Tablespoon of Liquid concentrate. Make sure to turn on your vent hood , the fumes can get strong.
Add a tablespoon of crawfish boil seasoning.
Bring to a boil for 10-12 minutes or until they are tender .
Once potatoes are drained and cooled place in a mixing bowl with diced boiled eggs.
Mix mayo, apple cider vinegar, relish, and salt. Pour over potatoes and eggs.
Mix well , cover and chill.
Right before serving add a few chopped green onions on top.
Cajun Potato Salad
- 3 Pounds Red potatoes
- 1 Tablespoons Liquid Crab Boil
- 1 Tablespoon Crawfish Boil seasoning mix
- 6 Hard boiled eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Mayo
- 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 cup dill pickle relish
- 2-3 green onions
- Wash and chop potatoes in big chunks
- Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with water about an inch over them
- Add crab boil concentrate and crawfish boil seasoning mix
- Bring to a boil for about 10-12 minutes or until tender
- Drain potatoes well
- Place cooked potatoes and chopped boiled eggs in a large mixing bowl
- In a medium bowl mix mayo, apple cider vinegar , dill relish and salt
- Pour mayo mixture over potatoes
- Mix well
- Cover and chill
- Right before serving top with chopped green onions
- Optional adds
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 2-3 diced celery stalks
This looks extremely mouth-watering! Potatoes in salads is something I’ve been wishing for long! Thanks!
This potato salad is fabulous !!
What a great recipe, definitely worth a try, thanks for sharing!
Lisa – Space and Life Style Blog
Thank you ..I hope you enjoy!!
Does the crab boil make it fishy? Sounds great to be, maybe not my husband.
The crab boil is only a seasoning with spices not actual seafood flavoring. When I smell it I think of crawfish but alone it does not have the flavor. It should be good , no fishy flavors.
I know this is good – I’m going to make it for a party. Do you think it can be made a day ahead?
The is fantastic the next day so yes it can be made the day ahead.
I love the recipe just wanted to ask. Do you think regular russet potatoes and sweet gherkin pickles can substitute?
For this potato salad the only other potatoes I would use is maybe a yukon gold. Russet potato do have a different texture and may not have the desired result. If you decide to use them I would not use the skin in the end potato salad, I would peel them somewhere along the way. If you prefer sweet pickles go for it , I love spicy and sweet mixed . Let me know if you switch it up I would love to know the results.
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You don’t have the amount of salt listed in your recipe. Is it to taste then?
Hi Judy, You can salt to taste.