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Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Looking for crawfish recipes? Crawfish meat is fritter fried into crispy golden "beignets" and served with a spicy dipping sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cajun
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 97kcal
Author Lisa B.


Crawfish beignets:

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 pound chopped cooked crawfish tail meat or shrimp
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, crawfish, onions, butter, salt and cayenne. Stir in flour until blended.
  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Once the surface begins to shimmer, reduce the heat to low. 
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish if desired and pepper sauce. Serve with beignets.


Inspired by Taste of Home Magazine


Serving: 1beignet | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 160mg | Sugar: 1g