Cramer Family Stuffed Crawfish Bread


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
24 pistolettes


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk, or as needed

  • 2 pounds processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed

  • ¾ pound cooked and peeled whole crawfish tails

  • 24 brown and serve pistolette rolls

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

317 Calories
21g Fat
19g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.