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We are still being cautious and staying home safely. Therefore, every weekend, my family and I tried to do something fun together. I thought these corn and crab beignets would be the perfect complement for our game night.
I found the recipe for these beignets in a book that my sister graciously gave me as a Christmas present. Although, I tweaked the recipe a little bit by using a can of corn. They came out delicious. I served them with toothpicks.
My husband and I also enjoyed some delicious homemade Bahama Mama.
Corn and Crab Beignets
2 cups of corn
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup of buttermilk
1 large egg
8 ounces lump crabmeat
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
In another bowl, mix the corn, the buttermilk, and egg. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.
Add the crabmeat and fold to combine.
Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 375-degree F. Use a ½ ounce scoop, carefully place scoops of batter into the oil. Fry, turn frequently until the beignets are golden brown, and cook through the center, 5 to 7 minutes.
Place a paper towel-lined cooling rack on a baking sheet. Transfer the cooked beignets to the cooling rack to drain and cool slightly.
For the dip:
½ cup of mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. hot sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
Salt, pepper, and parsley flakes
Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Mix together. Then add the hot sauce and the parsley flakes. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Bahama Mama recipe
½ fl. ounce rum Barbancourt (or any dark rum)
½ fl. Ounce coconut flavored rum
1 fl. Ounce orange juice
1 fl. Ounce pineapple juice
½ fl. Ounce grenadine syrup
Fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Pour all ingredients and stir in. Decorate with orange and pineapple.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and have a blessed week!
Your recipe is delicious. Any, since I am allergic of crabs, is there any available alternative for that? Hoping for your answer. Thanks!
You can do it plain, or add some veggies. The options are limitless.
This is a wonderful recipe! If crab meat is not an option, I heard lion’s main mushrooms are a great texture substitute!
pretty simple dish love it,,,,,it goes with movie night with ice cold drinks
looks so very delicious! Definitely would love to grab it right now
They were, Lyosha!
Wow love the combination of cornflour , corn and crabmeat ,it must be super delish. A great appetizer indeed. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe .
You are welcome, Nisha!
Ah this looks so delicious and yummy!
They were, Windy!
I have an abundance of frozen corn from the free school lunches. This is something that I need to make.
These look delicious and sound super simple to make. I love finger food and appetizers as a meal.
This is absolutely amazing – I love corn and crab and, unfortunately, also beignets (wish they were healthier 😉 ). I think I’ll make them next Saturday – and enjoy them with a good glass of white wine 🙂
These look tasty! I know my kids will be a fan. They are all about their crab.
I always thought beignets were a dessert? Maybe I’m confusing them with something else? Either way, Interesting to see a savory option.
Look so yummy. Nice meal for the night and we never tried it before. This would be interesting to give them a try.
Looks delicious and easy to make. Would love to try this as I promised myself to try new recipes more often. Thank nyou for sharing this.
I’ve never heard of a beignet before – and I haven’t had crab and corn together before either – but these look really good! I bet the sauce is really delicious.
That combination sounds yum.. It looks delicious 🤤.. Will definitely try this out
Try and let me know!
I loooooooooooooooooooooooove anything with crabs as I am from Maryland. I will have to try this! Looks super yummy!
I am a vegetarian but I will pass this recipe to my friend who eats seafood. Thanks for sharing.
wow so simple and delicious dish. Bahama Mama i never tried . Thanks for sharing
Very well done!
I am allergic to it but will pass on this recipe to my friends for Saturday party!
it looks so good I want to cook it right now!
This sounds super interesting! I think my husband wouldlove it.
I am not a big crab lover, but I would so make these without. They look delicious.
Both of these sound amazing! Sadly I just found out that I am definitely allergic to seafood 🙁 But, Bahama Mama is one of my favorite drinks though I’ve never made my own so that is happening this weekend.
Great step by step instructions for the corn and crab beignets. Will definitely try this recipe once I have crab at home.
What an odd combo! Surely makes up for one great meal! Yum!
yeah!! thanks so much for this yummy recipe, loving it & gonna share it with my neighbour too 😀 cheers, siennylovesdrawing
I love beignets! And would really like to try these! Looks so delicious!
This looks so so good and very easy to cook! I can’t wait to make it soon, thank you so much.
Your pics made my mouth water, I am surely trying both the things, the Bahama Mama looks really interesting.
I love crab, these sound delicious! The Bahama Mama sounds good too!
Ohhhh these look so good and comforting! I wish I could have them right now. Thanks for the recipe!
I bet this is really tasty dish. Crab with corn…yummy. I want to try your recipe for sure.
I am allergic with crabs, but this food looks tasty, I will forward this to my BFF. They are really loves to eat crabs.
You can either try with another meat or even vegetables, Vera.
These beignets look super delicious and perfect for an evening at home. Your cocktail was the piece de resistance. 😍👌
It was, Elizabeth.
I love that you used proper crab meat in these. I bet they taste really yummy. A recipe to try when I can.
They do, Melanie!
I love to connect with fellow nurses!!! Loved this post!
Hello my fellow nurse!
I love this recipe! And you nailed it by pairing it with a Bahama Mama!
It’s a good pairing!
This is the first time I heard about corn and crab beignets. It looks so yummy! I can’t wait to make a fresh batch of that. Yummmmm!
Try and let me know how yours come out, Emman.
Interesting menu for a Saturday. I’d say a snack while watching TV? I can keep the crabs and sauce. As for the drink, I might have to replace the rum, as I’m a teetotaller.
I am a teetotaller at times too, Shar!
This is the first time I’ve read/heard about beignets. A little curious here and willing to give this a try. It looks delicious!
Try and let me know.