How to make it

  • Take the crawdads out of the package and sprinkle cajun seasoning (about 3 teaspoons) over them, mix well, place in airtight container, and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Take 2 teaspoons butter and melt in a pan on medium to low heat. Place the vegetables in the butter and saute until the onions are clear.
  • Add the wondra/flour until the vegetables are covered in almost a thick, gooey paste.
  • Add the shrimp stock, stir, and cook until about the thickness of a loose gravy.
  • While cooking and stirring, add the Crystal hot sauce, cajun seasonings, a few grinds of the peppers and salt. Go extremely easy on the salt - just the smallest amount. Remember the heat of the sauce will intensify your seasonings, so taste often during seasoning. The goal here is to have something hot, but not overwhelmingly hot - we want a subtle nuanced layering of hot and spicy.
  • When sauce is almost at the gravy consistency, place crawdads in.
  • Cook until sauce is gravy like (we want it to be a little juicy as the rice will soak up some of the excess moisture) and covers all the crawdads well and then turn off heat (This should only take another two minutes tops)
  • Meanwhile, place bottom pie crust in a greased pie plate.
  • Place cooked rice in the bottom of the crust, patting down to make it flat.
  • Place 1 teaspoon butter in the middle of the rice
  • Place crawdad in sauce mix over the rice
  • Place the bay leaves and sprigs of thyme on the top of this. (Leave them whole)
  • Put top crust on and crimp the edges of the crusts together, so no sauce can escape.
  • Place small vent slits in the top of the crust and brush the crust with mixed egg yolks if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until you can smell it and the crust is done.
  • Serve with cornbread and your choice of either beer, hurricanes, or a zinfindel.
  • Warn your guests about picking out the bay leaves and the sprig of thyme should they encounter it in their piece of pie.
  • Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

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    " It was excellent "
    drtinphx ate it and said...
    We had some friends over for the Saints vs Cards playoff game and even though we are Cards fans, (Julie is from New Orleans though) we decided to have some New Orleans style food for the party. The Crawdad Pie was a HUGE hit. We had some dissapointed folks who came back for seconds only to find it was all gone :) Thinking that if the Saints make it to the Superbowl we are gonna have to make a lot more Crawdad pies for the Superbowl party :)
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Angelina, let me know when you need more guinea pigs. I am applying for the position! Especially if you are making this!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    A wonderful recipe Angelina Bookmarked and printed.
    A delicious recipe with all the Cajun elements I like.
    Five forks and a smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    This does sound very interesting. What could be better than crawdad pot pie.... ;-)~ I think a Huricane would be an excellent drink with this..
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds really interesting! Great job on this recipe and thanks for sharing it with us!
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