Answer: A couple of sacks of crawfish!
Have some crawfish left over at the end of your boil? Try this delicious recipe for Crawfish Beignets.
Makes: 12 (3 beignet) servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Vegetable oil for frying
1 pound shelled crawfish tails, chopped (2 cup)
1 tbsp Zatarain's Creole Seasoning
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Zatarain's Remoulade Sauce
1. Pour oil into deep heavy skillet, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat on medium-high heat to 350°F.
2. Sprinkle crawfish with Creole Seasoning. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add crawfish and vegetables; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and milk; mix well.
3. Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls into hot oil, without overcrowding. Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until beignets float and are golden brown all over. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with Remoulade Sauce, if desired.
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Didn't think these good 'ol "Mud-bugs" could possibly have nutritional value?!?
Crawfish are an excellent source of protein. Fat content of washed crawfish tail meat is only about 1% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Crawfish muscle fibers are shorter than the muscle fibers in red meats and are more easily digested. They are also low in calories, fat and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins.
Nutrients in crawfish:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B-12
- It takes approximately 7 pounds of live crawfish to yield 1 pound of peeled tails. Large, mature crawfish have a lower yield of meat per pound than immature crawfish.
- Although crawfish tend to be higher in cholesterol than most other shellfish, a 3 1⁄2- ounce serving provides only about half of the daily recommended allowance.
- Consuming a diet high in seafood has been shown to reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s, angina, stroke, asthma, heart disease and cancer.