Crab Beignets

Crab Beignets
Staff Writer
Crab Beignets

Restaurant R'evolution

Crab Beignets

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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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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

243 kcal

Daily value:

12%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 31 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 11 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 126 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 22 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 2 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 145 mg
  • Carotene, beta 28 µg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Choline, total 7 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 5 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Fluoride, F 2 µg
  • Folate, DFE 10 µg
  • Folate, food 17 µg
  • Folate, total 19 µg
  • Folic acid 2 µg
  • Fructose 3 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 29 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 22 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 129 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 173 mg
  • Retinol 19 µg
  • Selenium, Se 10 µg
  • Sodium, Na 522 mg
  • Starch 11 g
  • Sugars, total 12 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 52 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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