Crawfish Fritters with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade

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Crawfish Fritters with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade

My crawfish fritters are a modern version of a south Louisiana hush puppy. The recipe is simple, and feeds a crowd.
You cannot find Creole cream cheese outside of south Louisiana so using mayo as a substitute will be just find.

Crawfish Fritter

Crawfish Fritters with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade Cooking Tips:

This is a great brunch item.

Can you make ahead?

Freezer: You can make the fritters in advance and place in an freezer storage bag, after they cool off. Keep in the freezer for 3 months max. Thaw 48 hours before using.

Fridge: Fritters: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Fritters: Pop in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Crawfish Fritter with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade

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Substitution Options:

You can add chopped chicken, bacon, shrimp, lobster or green onions to your fritter batter.

You can use whatever milk you have on hand in place of the buttermilk but you will be sacrificing flavor.

Use my remoulade sauce if you cannot find creole cream cheese.

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Crawfish Fritter with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade
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Crawfish Fritters with Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade

Sometimes you need to have a recipe that can be used for savory and sweet. My crawfish fritters are a modern version of a south Louisiana fritter. The recipe is simple, inexpensive and feeds a crowd. You cannot find Creole cream cheese outside of south Louisiana; click the link to buy Creole cream cheese. A remoulade is a New Orleans tartar sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Cajun, Creole, Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 persons

Ingredients

Fritters

  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup masa flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Savory seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces crawfish tails or boiled shrimp chopped
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • oil for frying

Creole Cream Cheese Remoulade

  • 11 ounces creole cream cheese or 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Savory seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves or ¼ teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 green onions green parts only, sliced
  • ¼ red onion chopped small, garnish
  • ¼ green bell pepper chopped small, garnish
  • 1 small stalk of celery heart chopped small, garnish

Instructions

  • To make fritters: Mix all dry ingredients together, stir in crawfish, buttermilk and egg. Shape into small bite size balls. Turn on the heat to medium high, in a large skillet add oil about half way up, bring oil to 375 degrees, cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on plate lined with paper towels.
  • To make Creole cream cheese remoulade: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Mixture should be smooth with a sauce consistency. Mix red onion, bell pepper and celery hearts in a bowl sit to the side for garnish.
  • Serve fritters in a bowl with garnishes and sauce in a bowl.

Notes

Preheat oil to 375 F.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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