Little Crawfish Pies

Total Time
55mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
15 mins

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  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.
  9. DIRECTIONS FOR PUFF PASTRY IN OVEN:.
  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.
  17. DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING PASTRY AND DEEP FRYING:.
  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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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

4 5

Delicious! I was asked to take an appetizer for a dinner party where jambalaya was the main dish - this was a great complement that got compliments! By mistake I bought bread crumbs that were seasoned with Old Bay (at the seafood store) and it was still good. I would note that you need two full boxes of Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. I bought only one box and I have half the filling left even though I made 20 appetizers...so I think this recipe actually makes 40. I'm going to save the extra filling and use it for another occasion. My only suggestion would be to delete or reduce the salt.