This recipe is used every year by the Cramer family around Mardi Gras time. Its the most AMAZING recipe in the world!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 pistolettes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the evaporated milk, cheese, and crawfish tails. Cook and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes more. Use the end of a spoon to poke a hole into each pistolette roll. Fill each roll with about 1 tablespoon of the crawfish filling.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Fry the rolls a few at a time in the hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and serve hot.

Editor's Note

Pistolette rolls are also known as French rolls in other parts of the country.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 12.8g 26% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 53.9mg 18% DV; sodium 661.5mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
This recipe is the way that my husband and I enjoyed these in Lake Charles La...VERY GOOD..thank you Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
This is a now good. The shell of the recipe is good but you need to add celery bell peppers heavy whipping cream instead of evp milk and Jack cheese. And for the love of all that is good and pure you need salt pepper and Tony's seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
This is a now good. The shell of the recipe is good but you need to add celery bell peppers heavy whipping cream instead of evp milk and Jack cheese. And for the love of all that is good and pure you need salt pepper and Tony's seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
This recipe is the way that my husband and I enjoyed these in Lake Charles La...VERY GOOD..thank you Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
this sounds good I've never used velveeta. I've always used ricotta cheese. Either way i love pistolettes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
I was unable to find pistolette rolls or anything that remotely resembled them so I went with onion buns. Not the same but they are ones we like and I knew they would hold up well in the deep fry. After reading the reviews I decided to add some chopped green bell pepper and I do think this recipe needed it. If I were to make again I would also add some Old Bay seasoning to the mix. Overall good recipe and one I would make again when I had leftover crawfish tails. Read More
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