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Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Move over crab cakes! Louisiana Crawfish adds a new slant to an old classic. Tired of burgers? Think of this as a crawfish burger and serve in a bun. Make sure and buy Louisiana crawfish tails!


Crawfish Cakes

  • 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 parsley
  • 1/3 cup shredded, reduced-fat, sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Flour

Horseradish Sauce

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


  1. Crawfish Cakes: In medium bowl, carefully mix together all ingredients except olive oil and flour.
  2. Cover, chill for 30 minutes, if time permits. Shape into 8 patties.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil, lightly dust cakes with flour, cook over medium heat for 3–5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Serve with Horseradish Sauce.
  5. Horseradish Sauce: Combine all ingredients, mix well.

Yield: 8 crawfish cakes

Serving Suggestion: Make small crawfish cakes to use as an appetizer and pop in a miniature bun for trendy sliders. Serve as a meal with steamed asparagus or a green vegetable and roll.

Terrific Tidbit: To make ahead of time, mold into patties, and refrigerate, covered, until ready to cook. For cracker crumbs, place crackers in a food processor or blender. If freezing, freeze uncooked.

Quick and easy, the Horseradish Sauce has a bite.

Nutritional information per serving of Crawfish Cakes: Calories 149, Calories from fat (%) 35, Fat (g) 6, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 81, Sodium (mg) 278, Carbohydrate (g) 10, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 1, Protein (g) 12, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 lean meat

Nutritional information per serving of Horseradish Sauce: Calories 22, Calories from fat (%) 50, Fat (g) 1, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 48, Carbohydrate (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 0, Sugars (g) 1, Protein (g) 1, Diabetic Exchanges: Free

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Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board