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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 18g 27%
  • Carbs 18g 6%
  • Saturated 4g 21%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 9g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 433mg 18%
  • Calcium 175mg 18%
  • Magnesium 17mg 4%
  • Potassium 139mg 4%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 278mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 72µg 8%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 52µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 30%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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