I am an LSU supporter 365 days of the year except the day they play Bama. The Bama boys lost to a better team today, but we enjoyed some S. Louisiana recipes while watching the game.
My son renamed these little bundles of goodness "Tiger Bait." Be warned: they are addictive.
Creole Tomato Dressing:
1 small Creole tomato, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic
2 T. Zatarain's Creole Mustard
3/4 T. Creole Seasoning
Crabmeat and Shrimp Fritters:
1 Cup (1/2 package) Zatarain's Crispy Southern Hush Puppy Mix
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 T. chopped chives
1/2 t. Creole seasoning
1/2 cup water
1/4 pound claw crabmeat
1/4 pound cooked, peeled, small shrimp, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup thawed frozen corn
peanut oil for frying
For the dressing: place all ingredients in food processor; cover. Process until smooth. Spoon into small bowl. Cover. Refrigerate at least one hour to blend flavors.
For the fritters: Mix hush puppy mix, onion, garlic, chives, and creole seasoning in large bowl. Add water; mix just until moistened. Gently stir in crabmeat, shrimp and corn.
Heat oil in deep fryer at 375 degrees. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls a few at a time. Fry 3 - 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve fritters with dressing.
From Louisiana Cooking Magazine