Crawfish Beignets with Dipping Sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 pound chopped cooked crawfish tail meat or shrimp
4 green onions, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup bread flour
Oil for deep-fat frying
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish, optional
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
In a large bowl, combine the egg, crawfish, onions, butter, salt and cayenne. Stir in flour until blended.
In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish if desired and pepper sauce. Serve with beignets. Yield: about 2 dozen (3/4 cup sauce).
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