Andygator Crawfish Cakes

 

Abita Brew Pub, a local gathering place has sweeping views of the Tammany Trace hiking trail are visible from two separate dining rooms, one of which can be booked for private parties. Up until 1994, it was brewing and bottling its own beers. Today Abita Brew Pub features a full line of Lagers, Ales & Root Beer, some of which are only found here.  

 

Source:  Abita Brew Pub

Serves:  8 

Ingredients

Vegetable oil
4 tbsp. chopped green pepper
4 tbsp. chopped onion
4 tbsp. chopped celery
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. basil
1 dash Tabasco
3 oz. Abita Andygator beer
1 lb. crawfish tails
1 to 1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
Flour
Egg wash 
Corn flour
16 tomato slices

In a large skillet, saute green pepper, onion and celery in the oil with the spices and Tabasco until vegetables are tender. Add beer and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add crawfish. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the crawfish mixture and bread crumbs and form into 8 flat crawfish cakes. Coat each cake with flour, dip into egg wash, then coat with corn flour. Fry in vegetable oil on medium heat until cakes are a light golden brown. Use the same procedure to coat the tomatoes and fry them, too.

To serve, place two fried tomato slices on a plate with the crawfish cake. Serve with Remoulade sauce, diced fresh tomatoes and sliced onions.

Serves 8.

(Recipe courtesy of Abita Brew Pub, Abita Springs, LA. Note: The Abita Brewing Company's Andygator beer is a pale malt brew made with German yeast and Liberty hops and fermented to a dry finish.)