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Crawfish Pies, My Way

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Ingredients

  • PASTRY FOR CRAWFISH PIES:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled crawfish tails
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions or scallions (green part only)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1 recipe Pastry - (see below)
  • Creole seasoning to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk

Details

Servings 12

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the fryer. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onions, bell pepper, salt, cayenne and cook for 2 minutes, stirring a few times. Add the crawfish tails and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the green onions, garlic, and parsley and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into a medium-size mixing bowl and let cool for about 3 minutes. Add the egg and bread crumbs and mix well. Set aside.

Make the pastry. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. With a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg with the milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, working it to make a thick dough. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each dough piece into a thin round about 5 inches in diameter. Put about 1/4 cup of the crawfish mixture in the center of each round, fold the dough over, and crimp the edges together with a fork. Fry the pies, 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with the Creole seasoning, and serve hot.

This recipe yields 12 hand-sized pies.

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