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
299
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
8g
11%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
184µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
57mg
13%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
272mg
39%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
575mg
38%
Water
148g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.