Crawfish Fritters

Crawfish Fritters
Staff Writer
Crawfish Fritters
Lilly's
Crawfish Fritters

These crawfish fritters come together quickly, and they're the perfect snack to start off a Mardi Gras feast. The batter features seasonal root vegetables — celery root, parsnip, and sweet potato — that add another dimension of flavor to this appetizer.

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6
Servings
387
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Oil, for frying
  • 1  Pound  crawfish, cooked tail meat only
  • 2/3  Cups  diced celery root, cooked
  • 2/3  Cups  diced parsnip, cooked
  • 2/3  Cups  diced sweet potato, cooked
  • eggs
  • 1 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Cup  club soda
  • 2  Tablespoons  chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic

Directions

In a deep frying pan, heat 1-inch oil to 350 degrees and line a plate with paper towels.

In a mixing bowl, fold together the remaining ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the oil. Fry until golden to deep brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Plate and serve with a favorite dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
93mg
31%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
40g
87%
Vitamin A, RAE
190µg
27%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
69mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
100µg
25%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
228mg
33%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
344mg
23%
Water
105g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Crawfish Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Crawfish Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.