Savory Rice Calas
Updated: Jan 4
Here is a take on the traditional sweet calas. The addition of the protein of your choice makes this a great traditional New Orleans appetizer.
2 cups Cooked Rice
6 tablespoons Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Chopped Shrimp, Crabmeat, Tasso or Andouille, to taste
3 to 4 Green Onions, thinly sliced
Pinch of Parsley and Thyme
Creole Seasoning to taste
Hot Sauce, to taste
Preheat deep fryer to 360℉.
Keep rice mixture cool (below 70℉) or it might not hold together when frying. Mix rice, dry ingredients and whichever meat you choose to use together in a bowl. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Drop by tight spoonfuls into fryer and fry until brown. Drain on paper towels and serve while hot. Use your favorite dipping sauce for an added flavor burst.
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