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Fried Crawfish


  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pound large peeled crawfish tails


  1. Heat the oil in a deep, heavy pot or electric fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the egg, milk, mustard, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl and whisk to blend.
  3. In another bowl, sift the flour, cornmeal, and baking powder together and stir to blend.
  4. Dip the crawfish tails, one at a time, into the egg mixture. Tap to remove any excess, then dredge in the flour mixture.
  5. Drop into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve hot.