Desperately Seeking Crawfish Pie
- fredamoon Jan 9, 2009 01:12 PM
Last time I was in New Orleans, I happened upon a little take-out place on Magazine Street that sold great crawfish pie to go, along with other New Orleans classics. It seemed like the sort of place that had been there forever. Don't remember a lot else about it except that it was past Casamentos and afterward we went across the street (or maybe a block or so down) and ate our food in a semi-ragged park or school grounds.
Anyone know where I'm talking about?
Definitely seemed like a local place, not for tourists. I'd love to point a friend there, but I can't remember the name / address.
RioMar has had a yummy crawfish enpanada on the menu in the past, maybe it was a daily special, I'm not sure. If you happen to go there and they have it, definitely get it.
Well, there's two versions of this. On is basically a Lasonye's Natchitotes meat pie with a crawfish filling.Not bad. Best place for that is one of the numerous convenience stores around town that sell food.
As far as for the classic crawfish pie, with a sour cream sauce in a pastry pie shell, , the best I ever tasted was at the old Fair Ground s restaurant. I don't know who's doing them now.
Big Fisherman on Magazine St. sells nice little crawfish pies. Not bite sized but you can hold one in your hand.