Continuing with recipes from Bay Tables, this one has so many variations, the only thing that may be common is the use of crawfish tails. Onions, bell pepper and celery (the trinity) are many times included and I have heard of adding vegetables like zuccini, merlitons and eggplant. You can use shrimp if crawfish is not available.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 -2 oz jar diced pimento, drained
3 green onions, chopped
4 drops of Tabasco, or to taste
8 oz crawfish tail meat, cooked and chopped
2 1/2 quarts peanut oil
Combine everything in a bowl mixing well. Chill covered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 365 degrees F. in a large heavy saucepan. Drop batter by spoonful into the hot oil. Deep-fry for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons horseradish or to taste
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Creole mustard
2 green onions, finely chopped
Blend everything but the green onions in a food processor or blender until smooth. Spoon into a bowl and stir in the green onions. Chill covered for at least an hour.