Crab Beignets

Crab Beignets
Restaurant R'evolution


For the batter

  • 1 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 Tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  cayenne
  • 1 Cup  Abita Amber, plus more as needed

For the filling

  • 1/4 Pound  jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 Pound  crab clawmeat
  • 1/2 Cup  mascarpone
  • 2 Tablespoons  Creole cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup  thinly sliced chives
  • 1 Tablespoon  finely diced shallot
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt
  •  Pinch of  black pepper
  •  Pinch of  cayenne
  • 3 Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  •   Vegetable oil, for frying

Down-home, honest cooking gets a bit of a gourmet flair in this appetizer recipe. A bit of beer in the batter never hurts, and we use a touch of Abita Amber to thicken the batter slightly and give it extra flavor.

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For the batter

In a bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add the beer slowly until the batter is just thicker than pancake batter; if too thick, add a little more beer. Set aside, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

For the filling

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all of the ingredients except for the oil together in medium-sized bowl and form into ½-ounce balls. Place on the baking sheet. Freeze.

When ready to fry the beignets, heat 1 ½ inches oil to 350 degrees in a deep sauté pan. Drop the crab filling balls in the batter and lift out with a teaspoon. Gently drop them into the oil and fry until golden brown and hot all the way through, about 4-5 minutes.


Calories per serving:

261 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 140g 215%
  • Carbs 142g 47%
  • Saturated 34g 172%
  • Fiber 5g 20%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 75g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 66g 131%
  • Cholesterol 358mg 119%
  • Sodium 3,468mg 144%
  • Calcium 1,403mg 140%
  • Magnesium 140mg 35%
  • Potassium 1,115mg 32%
  • Iron 11mg 61%
  • Zinc 10mg 68%
  • Phosphorus 2,226mg 318%
  • Vitamin A 574µg 64%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 26%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 64%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 77%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 27%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 412µg 103%
  • Vitamin B12 14µg 239%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 22mg 110%
  • Vitamin K 32µg 40%
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