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Jul 24, 2014 10:11 AM

Five Guys Burger Cajun Spice Ingridients

Does anyone know what Five Guys puts in its cajun spice seasoning? I'm wanting to replicate it at home, and am wondering if this is public knowledge or not.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. It's a fair bet it's not public knowledge. As to Cajun spice, there are as many blends as there are Cajun kitchens. One quick search turned this up: "The Cajun Fries at Five Guys are the same as the regular fries, natural cuts, but dusted heavily with Cajun seasoning. The seasoning includes, according to the manager on duty, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, white pepper, and 'spice.' These are hot, oh so hot. So hot I think I burned the tip of my tongue and the roof of my mouth, yow. I had to suck on ice cubes to cool off."

    No doubt the missing "spice" is Cayenne, although there may be some herbs in there as well. Basil, oregano, and thyme all see duty, alone or in pairs, in various Cajun spice blends.

    1. It tasted kind of like Lawry's seasoned salt to me!

      1. Well, it would seem that they use nothing too exciting, just store bought Mcormicks (ClubHouse here in Canada) Cajun Seasoning.

        Rather unexciting, but at least myself (and any other interested parties) can buy it with relative ease.

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          1. re: mcsheridan

            Funny enough I was in a supermarket and saw the cajun spice on the shelf, checked it out and it was same look and texture, brought it home and tried it (on hashbrowns no less :P) and definitely that was it.

          2. re: ThePowerUp

            Thx for the the cajun fries

          3. I MAKE the actual Five Guys Cajun seasoning at my job. The actual "recipe" is proprietary information but I have about ten bottles of it in my kitchen.

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            1. re: DcCook78

              So is Mcormick close? Do yo need to share some of those bottles before they go bad?!

            2. One Fact, and One Unknown, Fact is, the Five Guys Cajun Seasoning is made by McCormicks. I have seen more than one location fill their shakers, and the McCormicks logo is very clear on the bottle. Now the unknown angle is the Label says FGB which makes me think it is a special blend for Five Guys Burgers.