Little Crawfish Pies

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by CoolMonday

This recipe is basically by Emeril Lagasse. I like it because I can fix it in the oven although he deep fried them. But he gave instructions for oven. Also, there is a recipe for preparing the pastry from scratch or using premade puff pastry. I opted for the puff pastry in the oven. Very tasty and pretty to look at.

Top Review by brobic5

This was a great recipe. I left mine in a few minutes longer than the recipe suggested. Other than that, great! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in large pan.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, salt, cayenne.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring a few times.
  4. Add crawfish and stir cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add green onions, garlic, and parsley and stir cook for 1 minute.
  6. Pour mixture into medium-size bowl and let cool for about 3 minutes.
  7. Add the egg and breadcrumbs and mix well.
  8. Set aside.
  10. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  11. mix egg and milk well for egg wash.
  12. Place 2 tablespoons of crawfish mixture on each pastry.
  13. Seal with egg wash and brush top with egg wash.
  14. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  15. Sprinkle lightly with Creole or Cajun seasoning.
  16. Serve hot.
  18. Preheat fryer.
  19. Sift flour, salt, baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  20. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  21. In small bowl, beat the egg with the milk.
  22. Slowly add egg mixture to flour mixture, to a thick dough.
  23. Divide dough into 12 equal portions.
  24. On lightly floured surface, roll out each dough piece into a thin round about 5 inches in diameter.
  25. Put about 1/4 cup crawfish mixture in center of each.
  26. Fold the dough over and crimp edges with fork.
  27. Deep fry 2 or 3 at a time till golden brown.
  28. Drain on paper towels.
  29. Sprinkle with Creole or Cajun seasoning.
  30. Serve hot.

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