Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I recently ordered Crawfish Cakes (like crab cakes) at a restaurant and just loved them. I looked here but couldn't find anything similar to them, so I modified a crab cake recipe of mine and it turned out fabulous. Use frozen crawfish chopped up, or substitute crab for the original recipe. I haven't tried it, but I also think this would work with chopped cooked shrimp. UPDATE: Following a review suggestion, I next time I tried this I added some green onion and chopped cilantro and it definitely was an improvement.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all patty ingredients except oil.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add spoon 1/3 cup mixture into skillet for each patty, cooking 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. The patties will be very loose when you first flip them over. Use a spatula to flatten them after they are flipped, and flip again if needed until they firm up.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve patties topped with sauce or cocktail sauce.
Most Helpful

4 5

I had a 12 oz package of crawfish, and adjusted the recipe accordingly. I found that the patties didn't want to stay together, so I think they need more binding ingredient, or just dust them with flour before starting the cooking process. Crawfish is very rich tasting, and I think you could add some other ingredients to the patties. I'd add some finely diced green onions and red bell peppers, maybe sauteed a bit beforehand to get them soft. My patties turned out a bit greasy, so I'd reduce the amount of oil that I cooked them in. The pesto/mayo sauce is excellent, and I'll use this for other will be great on sandwiches. Ten stars for the sauce!!!