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Crawfish Burgers

If you have never had Crawfish Burgers you don't know what you're missing. These New Orleans favorites are every bit as delicious as shrimp burgers. 
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Mardi Gras
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Creole mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 30 Saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 pound crawfish tails, coarsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 hamburger buns or slider buns
  • green lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices

Dill Sauce

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and red bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Let mixture cool and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning, egg, Saltine crackers, and crawfish tails. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  • Make dill sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Shape mixture into 6 patties or 10 smaller ones if making sliders.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the patties and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or 3 to 4 minutes for slider-sized patties.
  • Repeat with another tablespoon of butter and oil and remaining patties.
  • Layer lettuce, tomato slices, and a crawfish patty on each bun. Spread top of bun with dill sauce.