So, your family had a crawfish boil, it was so much fun, and the food was delicious.
But now you’re left with a fridge full of leftover potatoes.
What can you do with them?
Well, you’re in luck.
Here are a few recipes that will help you use them up.
Let’s check them out.
Serve the potatoes with eggs, bacon, and toast for breakfast
Serving your leftover potatoes with eggs, bacon, and toast is an easy way to make breakfast.
It is also a great way to use up leftover potatoes from your crawfish boil.
To do this, dice your leftover potatoes.
Then, fry some bacon until crispy and set aside on a paper towel to drain the excess grease.
In the same pan that you cooked the bacon in, scramble your eggs (adding salt and pepper to taste) until they are done to your liking.
Finally, place your potatoes (and any other toppings you may want) on a plate and top it off with the eggs and bacon.
Voilà, breakfast is served.
Make a potato salad or mashed potatoes
Making potato salad or mashed potatoes is a great way to use leftover potatoes that you may have after your crawfish boil.
To make mashed potatoes, dice your leftovers and place them in a pan on the stovetop.
Add milk (to taste) and butter (also to taste), and mash everything together until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Season with salt and pepper, and you’re good to go.
To make a potato salad, dice your leftovers and place them in a bowl.
Add mayonnaise (amount varies depending on how many potatoes you use), relish (at least 1 tbsp.), mustard (optional), and any other desired spices/seasonings.
Mix everything together and your potato salad is ready.
Make a breakfast casserole or quiche for dinner the next day
Having leftover potatoes from your crawfish boil makes it easy to make this meal the next day because boiled potatoes are used in both dishes.
For breakfast casseroles, bake eggs (to taste) with cream (amount varies depending on how many eggs you use) and any other desired spices/seasonings.
Halfway through baking, add in cooked leftover potatoes (and any other ingredients you want), and continue to bake for the remainder of your time.
For quiches, follow a similar process but substitute the eggs with an egg mixture that includes milk/cream, and add in your desired spices/seasonings.
Make a casserole or quiche for dinner
Casseroles and quiches are great to make when you have leftovers because then they can be incorporated into the dish itself.
To make either of these dishes, start by preheating your oven to 350° F (176° C), and grease your baking dish (or dishes if you are making more than one casserole/quiche, which you probably will).
Then, either make a casserole or quiche as described above.
When your base is ready, place it in the oven for 45 minutes.
You can also add in additional ingredients (e.g., in a casserole: sausage, ham, and cheese; and in a quiche: spinach) if you want to make your dish more interesting or flavorful.
Fry them up into delicious chips
Making potato chips is one of the easiest ways to use leftovers from your crawfish boil.
All you have to do is slice them thinly, season them with any spices/seasonings that you want (e.g., salt, pepper, cajun seasoning), deep fry them in oil until they are cooked to your liking, and enjoy.
Add to soup to thicken it up
Adding leftovers to soup is a great way to use up your boiled potatoes.
It also creates a more filling meal that will keep you satisfied for longer.
There are many different soups that you can try adding them into, for example, cream of potato or broccoli cheddar.
Simply dice the boiled potatoes and add them into the soup once it is boiling.
Let it continue to boil for about 5-10 mins and your soup will be ready to eat.
Bake them into potato bread or muffins
Baking boiled potatoes into bread or muffins is a great way to use your leftovers.
For potato bread, preheat your oven to 350° F (176° C), and grease and flour your baking pan (or pans if you are making more than one loaf).
Then, in a bowl, add some mashed potatoes along with eggs (amount varies depending on how many loaves you are baking), half of the flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and any other desired spices/seasonings.
Mix everything together until it forms a dough-like consistency.
Then add the rest of the flour in gradually while mixing.
Once your dough is ready, place it into greased loaf pans and bake for 30-45 mins.
For potato muffins, follow a similar process but substitute the flour with self-raising flour (or any other type of flour if you don’t have self-raising flour), and grease your muffin pan/pans.
Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C) before placing in muffins, and bake for 20-30 mins.
What can I do with leftover boiled crawfish water?
You can use the boiled crawfish water to create a tasty stock.
Or, if you want, you can drink it as is (if not salty enough for your preference, simply add a pinch of salt).
But don’t worry about the crawfish shells; they will be strained out when you use the boiled water to make your crawfish stock.
What sides go well with crawfish boil?
Corn on the cob, boiled potatoes, and garlic bread are all great accompaniments to a crawfish boil.
Other good choices include salads (e.g., potato salad), cornbread, and hushpuppies. (source)
How do you reheat leftover seafood boil?
Reheating crawfish boils is actually very easy.
Simply place them in the oven (set to 350° F (176° C)) for 10-15 minutes, or until they are hot all the way through.
You can also microwave them (which I recommend if you want your boil to be steaming hot).
How long can you refrigerate boiled crawfish?
Boiled crawfish should be refrigerated and eaten within 1-2 days.
I don’t recommend keeping boiled crawfish for longer than this, as its quality will decrease over time, and it won’t taste nearly as good. (source)
What do you do with broth after a seafood boil?
After a seafood boil, there will usually be some leftover crawfish broth.
This can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days (or until it starts to smell funny) before you throw it away.
You can also freeze it and keep it frozen for 3-4 months; this is what I do if I have extra crawfish broth.
Do you eat the shells after a crawfish boil?
Yes, you can eat the boiled crawfish shells.
They’re actually very tasty and crunchy.
Just remove them from your boiled crawfish and start snacking on them as is or with some melted butter/garlic sauce for extra flavor. (source)
Can you freeze seafood boil sauce?
Yes, you can freeze boiled crawfish sauce.
Simply spoon it into a freezer bag or container and place it in your freezer for 3-4 months.
You can use this sauce to create new dishes after it has thawed out again.
For example, try pouring some of the boiled crawfish sauce onto cooked pasta.
What can I make with crab boil stock?
Crab boil stock can be used to make all sorts of different dishes.
Add some crawfish stock, onion, garlic powder, and salt in a big pot over medium heat.
Then add in your desired vegetables (e.g., potatoes, carrots) along with the crab boil stock and let it simmer for 15-20 mins or until veggies are soft.
Then add some cooked meat (e.g., shrimp, crab) and let it simmer for another 5-10 mins before serving.
There are many different ways to use the leftovers from your crawfish boil, so you never have to worry about what to do with them.
Whether you want to fry them up into delicious chips, add them to soup to thicken it up, or bake them into potato bread or muffins, we’ve got you covered.
So go ahead and try out some of these recipes, and let us know how they turn out.