Crawfish Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings

Crawfish adds a new slant to an old classic.


Horseradish Sauce:
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
pinch sugar
Crawfish Cakes:
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
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
1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and mix well.
  2. Carefully mix all crawfish cake ingredients except olive oil and flour.
  3. Cover mixture and chill for 30 minutes before shaping patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet then lightly dust cakes with flour, cook over medium heat 3–5 minutes per side. Cakes should have a nice golden brown color. Serve with Horseradish sauce.




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