Crawfish and Roasted Corn Fritters

  • Recipe TypeAppetizer
  • Prep Time1 hour
  • Yield4 to 5 people

Delicious golden brown crawfish and roasted corn fritters, perfect for that summer meal.The crawfish is interchangeable for crab, conch, or for a vegetarian fritter, Serrano peppers.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb crawfish tails
  • 5 ears of fresh corn
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 vidalia onion
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1/4 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of beer (ale if preferable, pilsner ok)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Thoroughly wash crawfish tails in cold water to remove all residue.
  2. Rough chop the tails set aside.
  3. On a hot grill char corn ears (leave the husks for better flavor) until husks are completely charred. Remove, set to cool, then cut all the ears along side the corn , making sure not to cut into the cobb. Place in mixing bowl.
  4. Brunoise (dice very small and even) vidalia onion, red pepper, green pepper, habanero pepper. Place in a mixing bowl.
  5. Mince the cilantro, add to bowl along with crawfish tails. Season with salt and pepper, and Old Bay. Set in a perforated pan and allow to drain excess juices for 15 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, eggs, beer, onion powder, garlic powder and whip with a wisk, until the consistency of pancake batter.
  7. Slowly add the drained crawfish mix to the batter, folding with hands to ensure an even mixture. Set aside.
  8. In a fryer set to 350°F, slowly scoop batter with a large spoon and drop into hot oil, make sure that once you add to hot oil you rotate the crawfish fritter to allow for even coloration.
  9. Fry for 5 mins or until thoroughly golden brown. Remove from oil, set on top of paper towel to dry off excess oil.
  10. Serve with aioli. Enjoy!!!!