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Crawfish tastes extra delicious when it’s made with LouAna® Safflower Oil.
Serves: Each pie serves 2 people
2 1/2 gallons plus 2 tablespoons LouAna® Safflower Oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco® pepper sauce
1 (1 lb.) package frozen crawfish tail meat, thawed
1 (15 oz.) package refrigerated 9-inch pie crust
Serve with pico de gallo salsa
Pour 2 1/2 gallons LouAna Safflower Oil in a deep fryer; heat to 375°F. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons LouAna Safflower Oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and celery to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid almost evaporates.
Combine vegetable mixture, cream cheese, flour, lemon juice, salt, and hot sauce, stirring well. Fold crawfish into cream cheese mixture; stirring to combine.
Cut each 9-inch pie crust in half to form 4 semicircles.
Using a slotted spoon, place about 1 cup crawfish mixture in the center of each crust half; fold edges over, pressing to seal. Crimp edges with a fork. Fry pies at 375°F for 5 minutes or until golden, turning once. Serve immediately.
There are two options when frying crawfish pies. You can take the traditional approach and use propane fryers. They should be used outdoors in accordance with the manufacturer’s safety procedures. Never use them on a wooden deck or leave them unattended. The second option is to use a Masterbuilt® Electric Deep Fryer that can be used indoors on kitchen countertops, tables, inside garages, and on covered patios. Be sure to always keep children and pets away. But either way you choose, always remember:
• Wear oven mitts.
• Avoid use of alcohol and keep a fire extinguisher nearby, as you would with any type of cooking.
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