Crawfish Waffles Recipe
If you live in the south, you probably have heard of chicken and waffles. But we set out to create an even more southern dish. Drawing from our roots, and thinking as Cajun as we could, we decided to try combining crawfish and waffles. And what we came up with, will blow your mind. This combination of Cajun Crawfish Waffles will cause a taste bud explosion in your mouth, and have you wanting more. The cornmeal waffles are topped with crawfish in a Cajun inspired sauce.
Crawfish Waffles Ingredients
- 1 cup of cornmeal
- 1/2 a cup of grated Parmesan
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- Kosher salt to taste
- Cooking spray
- 1 pound of crawfish tails and fat
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 a cup of dry white wine
- 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
- 4 sliced scallions
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1/4 of a cup of grated Parmesan
- 2 teaspoons of hot sauce
- Lemon wedges
Crawfish Waffles Directions
- In a large bowl us a whisk to mix the cornmeal, flour, Parmesan, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, cayenne, garlic powder and a pinch of black pepper.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, sugar and eggs in a medium bowl.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and gently stir until blended.
- Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
- Spray the top and bottom of the waffle iron with cooking spray.
- Fill the waffle iron 3/4 full with batter.
- Close the lid gently, and cook until golden brown and crisp.
- Keep the cooked waffles warm in the oven.
- Sprinkle the crawfish lightly with salt and pepper.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the crawfish in a single layer, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the wine
- Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and scallions, and toss with the crawfish.
- Cook for about 1 minute.
- Add the butter, and swirl the pan until it becomes a thick sauce.
- Stir in the Parmesan and hot sauce.
Crawfish Waffles make a great meal. To serve, arrange 2 waffles per plate, and spoon the crawfish and sauce evenly over the waffles. Serve with lemon wedges and more hot sauce.