Crawfish Cakes - Super Tasting & Easy Louisiana Crawfish Recipe

Crawfish Cakes Make Best Louisiana Crawfish Recipe

crawfish cakes with Louisiana crawfish season

Ever had crawfish cakes? Next Louisiana crawfish boil, try this crawfish recipe

Crawfish cakes use crawfish in a quick healthy easy recipe and are a favorite crawfish recipe especially during crawfish season. When it’s crawfish season here every time we go out to dinner, my husband wants boiled crawfish!  My daughter came in town for a wedding this weekend, and I think she ate boiled crawfish three times in just a weekend.  If you live in Louisiana, you live for crawfish season-boiled crawfish with corn and potatoes-it is truly unique to our area.  For those of you that don’t live here, you can still enjoy our favorite Louisiana seafood, everywhere!

Crawfish Cakes with Louisiana Crawfish

You want to make sure you are buying Louisiana crawfish!  I like the Louisiana crawfish boil, but I truly am more interested in cooking with crawfish tails-and my favorite part of a crawfish boil is when someone is nice enough to peel the extra crawfish and give me the seasoned tails…now talk about making a recipe good!

Yes, I Can Make All your Favorites like Crawfish Cakes turn into healthy Louisiana Recipes!

My Gulf Coast cookbook focuses on our wonderful Louisiana food so  this cookbook includes tons of easy crawfish recipes. From my gumbo to bread pudding, this southern cookbook gives you a healthy Cajun recipes with all your Louisiana favorites!!! Another favorite easy recipe with crawfish also, from Gulf Coast Favorites is my Crawfish Dip.  I have been making this easy Cajun dip for over 25 years and it is always a hit.  

Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce from Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook
Move over crab cakes—crawfish adds a new slant to an old classic. Outrageously delicious!  If you have never had this easy Louisiana recipe, guess what?  This recipe is even healthy!!!!

Makes 8 crawfish cakes

Weight Watcher SmartPoints

1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup shredded, reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Horseradish Sauce (recipe follows)

1. In a medium bowl, carefully combine all ingredients except oil and flour.
2. Cover and chill for 30 minutes, if time permits. Shape into 8 patties.
3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Lightly dust patties with flour, and cook over medium heat for 3–5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
4. Serve with Horseradish Sauce.

Nutritional information per serving Calories 149 | Calories from fat 35% | Fat 6 g Saturated Fat 1 g | Cholesterol 81 mg | Sodium 278 mg Carbohydrate 10 g | Dietary Fiber 1 g | Sugars 1 g | Protein 12 g      Diabetic Exchange 1/2 starch | 2 lean meat

Horseradish Sauce
Quick and easy, this sauce has bite.

1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
Pinch sugar

1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.

Nutritional information per serving Calories 22 | Calories from fat 50% | Fat 1 g Saturated Fat 0 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 48 mg Carbohydrate 2 g | Dietary Fiber 0 g | Sugars 1 g | Protein 1 g  Diabetic Exchanges Free

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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