“I first tried these delicious little potatoes while in New Orleans but did not think to get a recipe. I have adapted this recipe to match the taste as best I can. They are somewhat adaptable, you can adjust the spice level to your own preference - these are what I would consider a medium level (I ususally use a bit more spice b/c I like things spicy!)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tony chachere's original creole seasoning (you could use regular salt)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid crab boil (or 1 bag of the dry kind)
  • 2 ounces hot sauce (not Tabasco- the flavor isn't right)


  1. Place the potatoes (I like mine cut up but you could keep them whole) in a pot and add just enough water to cover the potatoes. Add the crab boil.
  2. Bring the water to a rolling boil then add Tony Chacheres (or salt) and the hot sauce.
  3. Allow the potatoes to boil until they are fork-tender (5-10 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes and whether you cut them or left them whole).
  4. Drain the potatoes and allow them to sit for 5 minutes or so.
  5. You can serve these hot, or allow them to cool (the flavor gets stronger as they cool) and serve them at room temperature.

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