Cajun french fry seasoning (Bojangles copycat)

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schedule 5 minutes
schedule 5 minutes
Not just for French fries, this seasoning mix is perfect for any type of potato. Add this seasoning to your fried chicken dredge or even sprinkle it on your next steak or pork chop before grilling if you're into flavor experiences. If you're trying to use this to recreate Bojangles Fry Seasoning, do not add the optional cayenne powder.


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 12 teaspoon celery salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • pinch cayenne powder (optional)


Add all of the seasonings to a small bowl and stir to combine. 

Store in a sealed container on the counter or in your spice rack until you need extra flavor in your life. 


The cayenne powder is a good addition and doesn't add too much spice heat, but there's almost no heat in Bojangles Fry Seasoning, so if you're trying to be authentic, leave it out. 

You can double or even quadruple this if you want more seasoning. The brown sugar may start to clump up if you store it for a long time, so you should shake or stir it before using it.

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!


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