These Crawfish Burgers freeze well. You’ll be thanking yourself (and us?!) the next time that crawfish craving hits.

Crawfish Burgers
Yields: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 30 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 16 ounces cooked crawfish tails, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Dill Sauce (recipe follows)
  • 6 hamburger buns, halved and toasted
  • 6 leaves green lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Creole seasoning, and egg. Add crushed crackers and crawfish, stirring to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Shape mixture into 6 patties.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add half of patties, and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon butter, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and remaining patties.
  4. Spread desired amount of Dill Sauce onto toasted buns. Top bottom halves with lettuce, tomato, and crawfish patties. Cover with bun tops. Serve immediately.

Dill Sauce
Yields: 1¼ Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Creole mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.