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Beignets are most notable the sweet doughnut, but this is a mouthwatering savory beignets, yum.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
hot sauce, to taste
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 pound cooked, shelled and chopped crayfish tails, or shrimp may be substituted

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoons mustard
2-4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced parsley
3 tablespoons minced cilantro
2 tablespoons minced red onion
cayenne pepper or hot sauce, to taste
vegetable oil for frying

In a bowl combine flour and baking soda.
Whisk in 1 cup water.
Stir in garlic, bell pepper, scallions, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, salt and the shrimp, stirring until well combined.
Cover bowl and let batter stand for 1 hour.
In a bowl stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, jalapeno, and red onion.
Season with salt, cayenne and/or Tabasco.
Chill for service.
In a deep heavy pan or deep fryer heat 3 inches of oil to 325°F.
Drop spoonfuls of batter into oil and fry the beignets, turning them once, until golden.
Transfer the beignets to a paper towel-lined sheet pan to drain.
Season with salt.
Continue frying remaining batter in same manner.
Serve the beignets warm with the tartar sauce and lemon slices.

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 February 23, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Appetizers, Crawfish, Mardi Gras