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Cajun Crawfish Hushpuppies with Remoulade

Cajun Crawfish Hushpuppies with Remoulade - Chef Rosenthal recipe
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Laissez les bons temps rouler!


Let the good times roll. In this latest Roaming with Rosey recipe, we take a road trip down to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” it is the perfect excuse to over-indulge in great food, friends, and celebrations!


Grab your beads and your favorite pan and get in the NOLA spirit with this Louisiana-style deep-fried recipe from Chef Chad Rosenthal: Cajun Crawfish Hushpuppies with Remoulade dipping sauce.



  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mustard (Creole mustard if possible)
  • 2 tsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. sweet or dill pickle juice
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce of your liking
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced and smashed
  • Canola Oil, for frying
  • 2 boxes 10oz hushpuppy mix (any brand will work)
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 12 oz. chopped Louisiana crawfish tail meat
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook until lightly browned but watch to not burn.
  2. Mix mayo and the next 6 ingredients together in a medium bowl. Start with 1 teaspoon of the Cajun or Creole seasoning and add as much of the remaining teaspoon to taste. Refrigerate to allow flavors to develop.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together hushpuppy mix, milk, eggs, browned butter and sugar. Fold in crawfish and cheese until combined.
  4. In a pan or large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 350°.
  5. Working in batches, scoop hushpuppy mixture by tablespoonfuls, and place in hot oil. Fry until golden brown and cooked-through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Hit with flaky sea salt, transfer drained hushpuppies to a baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven. Dip hushpuppies in sauce and enjoy!