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Crawfish Beignets

I am kind of sad this year that we won't be making it to Mardi Gras. But to still celebrate this fun and festive time of year we are having a few cajun meals. One of our favorites are these Beignets. They are great as an appetizer or a main course with dirty rice . :)

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Crawfish Beignets w/ Cajun Dipping Sauce

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 lb. chopped cooked crawfish tail meat or shrimp
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup bread flour
  • cajun seasoning, to taste
  • oil, for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. *In a large skillet or fryer heat oil to 375 degrees or medium high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, crawfish, onions, butter, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in flour until blended.
  3. When oil is hot drop Tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into oil. Fry until golden brown all around. Drain on wire rack over paper towels. Sprinkle lightly cajun seasoning on top while still hot.

Cajun Dipping Sauce
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish, opt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish if desired and pepper sauce. Serve with Beignets.

Makes about 24 Beignets and 3/4 cup sauce

Slightly Adapted from: Taste of Home mag Feb/Mar 2010

Linked to: Totally Tasty Tuesdays Weekend Potluck

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Emily said...

Yum! Now that I'm living in the south and can get crawfish, I'm going to have to try these! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

These sound wonderful and I'm so glad you posted this for those of us who abstain from meat during Lent. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that.I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Peggy7122 said...

My Dad is 85, and he is gonna LOVE these someday...he used to catch crawdadas, and dip them in some kind of goop...relish the thought! :)
Thx! PS

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