Written By Chaleese Saucier
It’s that time of season again y’all, CRAWFISH! How many times during the winter did you visit one of the Eat My Catfish locations and inquire, “Do y’all have crawfish yet?” or “When are y’all getting that crawfish in?” Well now is the long-awaited time!
Eat My Catfish is single handedly the top seller of mud buddies in central Arkansas, which is not a small feat. During the 2017 mud bug season, Eat My Catfish received a total of approximately 180,000 pounds of crawfish – that is somewhere between the weight of an Arkansas water tower, and a United States space shuttle!
This year, we really started going full speed with the crawfish around the end of January. Now, almost two months later, the crawfish range in sizes from three inches to five inches, and taste absolutely delicious. We boil them in our ever-famous original Willie Dust seasoning (available for $3.99 a canister, or $8.00 four-pound bag), for a total of two and a half to three minutes, until they turn that brilliant red that signals they are ripe for the eatin’! Then, depending on your preference, we either toss them in even more Willie Dust, for that kickin’ flamin’ taste, or serve them straight from the pot for a milder heat! Pair all of this with some corn on the cob, boiled red potatoes, and spicy sausage, and you have a mouthful of unforgettable southern flavor!
All About the Crawdads
If you are wondering what crawfish is going for now-a-days, Eat My Catfish has several purchasing options! Contact your store or message us on Facebook for our current prices! If you’re itching to reserve some live crawfish, there are a few things you should know:
- For weekend reservations, you must reserve crawfish before noon on Thursdays.
- You’ll need to reserve 25 pounds or more.
- You must have a credit or debit card available for record to reserve. (Credit or debit cards will not be charged unless reserved crawfish is not picked up at designated times.)
- Also on weekend reservations, plan to pick up reserved crawfish on Fridays or Saturdays between the times of 9AM and 12PM.
Eat My Catfish also offers some deals and discounts! Often, we offer three pounds of cooked crawfish for $15, or five pounds of cooked crawfish for $25 (limit one offer per purchase). If you’re looking to save some money on some of that red-hot crawfish, look for these promotions on our Facebook pages!
Travelin’ for the Muddies
Throughout the season, it is often necessary for us at Eat My Catfish to make the trip south to restock fresh crawfish for you! Recently, we visited the farms to retrieve loads of these little guys, and it is always a pleasure to learn and appreciate the origin of the critters. On one of our trips this January, we ended up in a hurried trip racing against Louisiana snow and ice storms to bring these mud buggies home!
Come See Us!
If you are ready for a nice family friendly evening out, any one of the four Eat My Catfish locations is the place to go. We offer many options: fresh never-frozen farm-raised catfish, live or cooked crawfish, hand breaded chicken and shrimp, and a variety of sides and original homemade sauces and spices! Come visit us, and there is a guarantee that Eat My Catfish will be your favorite regular go-to place for good food and a fun, relaxed environment!