Crawfish Cake Sliders
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon oil
1 cup shelled crawfish tails
2 tablespoons each chopped onion, red pepper and celery
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup bread crumbs
8 slider buns
In a saute pan heat 1 teaspoon oil, add chopped onion, red pepper and celery and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and add garlic, crawfish meat, and 1 teaspoon Creole spice (or to taste). Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool.
Mix in egg and enough bread crumbs for mixture to bind; adjust seasonings to taste with salt, pepper and Creole spice.
Form into 8 equal patties and flatten to 3/4-inch thick. Heat remaining oil in a saute pan and cook cakes on both sides until brown and crispy.
Serve with a dollop of tartar sauce.
We enjoyed these delicious crawfish cakes at our International Food Blogger Conference in New Orleans. They are topped in the photo with fried onions, which our recipe does not include. You can swap out the crawfish for shrimp or catfish too!
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 9:47am