Crawfish Dog

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 107


3 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons flour
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 pound crawfish tails, peeled and ground
1/2 cup crawfish fat
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon red pepper
2 teaspoons salt
8 hot dog buns


Make roux with shortening and flour; cook, stirring, over medium heat until light brown. Add onion; cook until done. Add crawfish (with fat), water and seasonings. Cook 20 minutes and serve on open-face hot dog buns.

Editor's Extra: Use a (12-ounce) package of frozen crawfish tails “with fat” which isn’t like “fat” fat—read the label. Cajun cooking tends to be hot, so you might want to use less red pepper to start. A food processor will grind the crawfish—just give it a few pulses.

Fun Fact: A Cajun fable: It is said some of the lobsters in Nova Scotia wanted to relocate with the Acadians to Louisiana, but the trip was so hard and long that they lost a lot of weight. Hence, crawfish!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 107
Calories from Fat: 69

This Crawfish Dog recipe is from the The Recipe Hall of Fame Quick & Easy Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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