Crab Beignets Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 261
Daily Value: 13%
Servings: 8

Sugar-Conscious
Fat18g27%
Saturated4g21%
Trans0g0%
Carbs18g6%
Fiber1g3%
Sugars1g0%
Protein8g16%
Cholesterol45mg15%
Sodium402mg17%
Calcium175mg18%
Magnesium17mg4%
Potassium139mg4%
Iron1mg8%
Zinc1mg9%
Vitamin A345IU7%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Thiamin (B1)0mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg8%
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Vitamin B60mg3%
Folic Acid (B9)52µg13%
Vitamin B122µg30%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E3mg14%
Vitamin K4µg5%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated9g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated2g0%
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Crab Beignets
Restaurant R'evolution

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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INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

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.

Recipe Details

Servings: 8
Cuisine: American

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