Does Five Guys use their own blackened seasoning recipe?
No, they don’t, is the short answer. In fact Five Guys burgers and fries doesn’t use any blackening seasoning recipe (say that five times, fast!) at all. What they use is in fact a Cajun spice mixture that can be purchased in nearly any local supermarket in the contiguous USA.
This Cajun spice is used to add the flavor to the Five Guys Cajun fries that everybody loves so much, including yours truly. In fact, if I’m gonna go ahead and subject my body to the 620 calories (260 calories from fat) that comes with a ‘regular’ sized fry, then I’m gonna make damn sure that there is some Cajun seasoning on dem fries…!
You can browse a full selection of bestselling Cajun spices at the bottom of the page, all of which are readily available for amazing deals at the Amazon website…!
I you’re interested in concocting your very own blackened seasoning recipe, then here’s one I found that is salt free:
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
This blackening seasoning recipe may even be good on a batch of homemade fries…
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