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Old 08-07-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Mud Bug Cakes




Mud Bug Cakes on top of fried green tomaotes, with remoulade sauce!

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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Uncle Bob, did you prepare that delicious looking repast? And the presentation! Bravo! But, forgive my ignorance, what is a mudbug?
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Uncle Bob, did you prepare that delicious looking repast? And the presentation! Bravo! But, forgive my ignorance, what is a mudbug?
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A mudbug is a food slang for crawfish or crayfish.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:18 PM   #4
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Miss Terry....

Mud Bugs = Crawfish

Not Crayfish mind you, but Crawfish!
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Ahhh, I should be ashamed. My maternal kinfolk are from Louisiana and they always referred to them as crawdads. (That's the same thing, right?) I never ate any because of an uncle, whom I adore, but who loved crawdads and used to do a disgusting thing involving their heads. Anyway, your mud bug cakes look similar to crab cakes, which I also adore. Do they have a similar taste?
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:41 PM   #6
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Miss Terry...

Crawfish = Crawdads

Crawfish Cakes vs. Crab Cakes = The same basic idea. Obviously one tastes like Crawfish the other Crab.

Pinching (crawfish) tails and suckin heads is traditional fare! You must promise yourself to try it.

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:06 PM   #7
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Wow, that's beautiful, Uncle Bob!

Looks and sounds delicious!

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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When you're eating whole boiled crawfish, and the "suck the heads", you're not really getting any of the innards out of the head, but rather, the broth and juices that are inside the head.
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When you're eating whole boiled crawfish, and the "suck the heads", you're not really getting any of the innards out of the head, but rather, the broth and juices that are inside the head.
That's still close enough for me, I'm afraid!

I'm sure it's delicious but I think I'd need Uncle Bob to introduce me to some of his bourbon before I got up the courage to give them a try!
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I'm sure it's delicious but I think I'd need Uncle Bob to introduce me to some of his bourbon before I got up the courage to give them a try!
It would be my distinct honor to introduce you to some fine bourbon, and to all aspects of enjoying the culinary delights of boiled crawfish! So ya come on down and we will be sure to pass a good time!!! Oh along with the bourbon, several dances to a Cajun band would be required. Talk about fun!!!!!!! What a way to work up an appetite

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Old 08-09-2007, 05:25 PM   #11
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Uncle Bob, y''all gotta forgive me but I am confused.

What is the problem with the term crayfish?

Always thought crawdad, crawfish, and crayfish were synonyms. At least I used them as such. But usually use the term crawfish.

Sorry but am confused.
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I was once told that they are crayfish in the water and crawfish on the plate (or was it the other way around )
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Crawfish and Crayfish are the same thing. It's just that they get a lot larger down in the south. When I lived in Plattonvile, La, I remember eating some that the kids caught in a ditch!

Uncle Bob, can you send me a plate of that? I love fried green tomatoes, too.

I also love Bourbin, but ya gotta watch me on that whisky.
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Aunt Dot and ya'll

You say tomato, I say ta-mah-to! You say potato, I say pa-ta-to...remember the little song?

Some folks say Crayfish (not down here) Some say Crawfish. Both pronunciations/spellings are correct. Also you hear slang words like Crawdads, mudbugs and maybe others. They are the same identical fresh water crustacean, closely related to the lobster.

In fact the story is when the Acadians were forced out of the Canadian Provinces into south Louisiana the lobsters were their friends, and made the journey with them. However, after such a long and arduous trip (swimming) the lobster lost a lot of weight and became what we know today as the Crawfish.


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haha--I lived in Lousiana for 8 years and never heard the story about the evolution of the lobsters into crawfish, Uncle Bob. Good one. I just know that when we lived in Lafayette, Louisiana that they lived in our back yard (I guess 3 inches down we were below the water table). We stupidly thought that we could get rid of them (they like to build mud towers about 8 inches high (that's how you know they are coexisting with you and our backyard was full of them) and heard that all you had to do was drop a mothball down their volcanic looking mounds, pound it flat to the ground flat and voila they'd be gone. They weren't Cajun for nuthing. The next day all the mounds were built up again and by each one was a mothball that had been ejected. Too Funny!! After that we had great respect for them and enjoyed Le Bon Temps Roulet by eating their cousins.
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Hey Miss Mud...

I held off as long as I could, but ya never showed up So I had to eat your's too!!! Don't you worry, I'll fix a special plate just for you. it may take a few days, so you be on the look out for it.

It will be something you like. I garontee!
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Sorry I was so late for the party. Next time I'll be on time and bring some Beausoleil CDs.

I appreciate the lagniappe. You know what not to fix, I believe.....
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