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Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

You can make these fabulous crawfish cakes and serve them "as is" with the great sauce along with a green vegetable and bread,  or serve them on a bun. These make great crawfish burgers!

Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 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 (recipe below)


  1. In medium bowl, carefully mix together all ingredients except olive oil and flour.
  2. Cover, chill 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 3–5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Serve with Horseradish Sauce (recipe below).

(Makes 8 crawfish cakes)
Nutritional information per serving (sauce not included):
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

Horseradish Sauce
Quick and easy, this sauce has a bite.

  • 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • Pinch sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients, mix well.

Nutritional information per serving:
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

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.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board and Holly Clegg. Watch Holly prepare these fabulous crawfish cakes. Used with permission.

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