Lucky leftovers from crawfish boils inspire a myriad of clever dishes. This spicy Louisiana riff on crab cakes strikes the perfect balance between filler and crawfish. Lightly bound with soft breadcrumbs and mayo, these crawfish cakes cook up crisp and golden and tender inside. A creamy sauce cools down the fiery Cajun seasoning. And, might we add, these also make fabulous sliders.
Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern Cooksthis link opens in a new tab (2016; Time Inc. Books)