Freshwater Crayfish Toastie

Freshwater Crayfish Toastie

Can be made with either freshwater crayfish (when in season) or with yabbies.
1. Boil your crayfish/yabbies a few minutes less than normal. Enough to be able to pull the meat from the shell but not be cooked all the way through.

2. While your crayfish is cooking, heavily butter your bread on the outside. There is no such thing as too much butter but make sure its soft so you don’t rip the bread.

3. Put the crayfish in iced water to stop them overcoming. Peel the crayfish and place the meat in a bowl. Rinse and remove the poop chutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Put bread butter side down in the jaffle iron (my absolute favourite is the rome square pie iron). Place either shredded or sliced cheese (your choice of cheese) on the bread, then top with crayfish, then more cheese.

5. Gently toast the iron in some coals. I find the best results  come from turning the jaffle iron a few times to ensure the contents is warmed through but the outside isn’t burnt. Its best to check every few minutes at the start of the cook, then every 30 seconds once it gets closer to being finished. Open to check every turn after the first 2 turns to ensure you don’t overcook.

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This Recipe is a finalist in our Best Bush Recipe competition. If you’d like to vote for this recipe please leave a comment below which will count as a vote.

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  1. The pic looks a bit overcooked but gets my vote ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love this recipe because it instantly says, camping in the bush next to a pristine creek. And look I just caught dinner . Itโ€™s not a complicated recipe with minimal ingredients, just like sleeping in a swag from kulkyne swags

  3. Sounds bloody awesome, I’m definitely going to try this

  4. Looks bloody delicious!

  5. That sounds yummy have that everyday if i could catch the yabbies

  6. Looks great

  7. This looks amazing!

  8. sounds good

  9. Looks bloody delicious

    1. That would be the ultimate fire side feed to go with a cheeky red, white or ice cold bevy of your choice. Good luck to the creator of the 5 star toastie !! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

      1. Fine dining in the bush…. Gets my vote! Yum yum

  10. I’d totally eat that! What a toastie!

    1. Yum, camping means simple and comforting food – tick!

  11. Will definitely try this next Cray season

  12. Got to be this we can all Cook camp stew

    1. Exactly my thought!

  13. Must try this

    1. Gonna have to try this with a bit of garlic.

  14. Canโ€™t wait to give this one a crack!!! Sounds delicious!!

  15. Looks the goods

  16. Easiest camp meal turned gourmet with cray! Yum!

  17. seafood always wins but it was close

  18. Sounds amazingly easy and looks Delish!

  19. would work equally well with fresh water black fish that are plentiful in our rivers. Nothing better than a fresh water cray if you can find them !!

  20. Yes I just have to try this one, looks very tasty & easy to cook.

  21. Ew no way ๐Ÿคฎ

    Said no one ever ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  22. This thing looks AMAZING!

  23. Looks tasty and easy to do whilr camping!

  24. Delicious!

  25. Looks great!!

  26. Man that looks tasty! And pretty easy to make if you get a feed of yabs!

  27. Gota vote for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Give the man a swag! Even if it’s a pink one.
    This looks amazing

    1. Making this next time I’m out camping.

      Looks great…

  29. Kinda want one right now

  30. Yum, will be trying this

  31. Perfect to eat around the campfire

  32. Pure Australiana doesnโ€™t get better than that

  33. So simple and who could possibly pass on crayfish, is there anything better? This one definitely gets my vote.

  34. This has my vote!


  36. Definitely a cracker camp recipe!

  37. Has my vote , this is living the dream.

  38. The idea is what gets me presumably done with a jaffle iron would work well for mud crab or prawns too

  39. Yum!

  40. Similar concept to a Maine Lobster roll which are my favourite!

    1. Yuuuuuuuuuum!

  41. Lobster rolls bruh!

  42. oh yum you could have this any time of the day, wounder how it would go with a little bit of garlic in the butter as well, gets my vote.

  43. ToastedCrawfish sandwiches!

  44. Wow..delicious..๐Ÿฅฐ

  45. Crayfish wow itโ€™s really making my mouth water yes when camping that is the way to cook it and chairs around the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ a nice drink ๐Ÿท and enjoy oh to be there.

  46. Looks the goods and canโ€™t wait to try with some Marron. Nothing beats a baffle iron on a fire!

  47. Sounds great and looks even better!
    This one gets my vote ๐Ÿ˜

  48. Yum! That looks amazing!

  49. Guess I’ll have to buy a Jaffle Iron for the sanga AND a pillow for the new swag? lol

  50. Simple and amazing!

  51. Seafood always wins

  52. Gotta love a warm cheesy toasted sanga around the fire.

  53. My kids would love this up at the farm

  54. Delicious

  55. Add a bit of kewpie mayo and i’m sold!

  56. Do you deliver them? Looks amazing.

  57. Not normally a fan of seafood but I can’t san no to a toastie.

  58. Gonna try this later today for sure.

  59. Points for thinking outside the box on this one.

  60. Even without any crayfish, this with some chicken would be pretty tasty.

  61. Very nice

  62. This is genius!!

  63. Love the idea of this

  64. Just nice and simple to cook and enjoy great times in the aussie bush with ya Kulkyne Swag and some good company . Good enough for me.

  65. Bloody yummo

  66. Eat this any day of the week!

  67. Love the concept!

  68. It sounds delicious!

  69. Man this looks tasty

  70. This gets my vote!

  71. Winner winner crayfish dinner!

  72. Delicious! Worth a swag for the originality.

  73. I cannot wait to try this!

  74. I want one now!

    1. Wow does this look tasty. Will have to try it next time we get some yabbies.

  75. Looks Delicious! Gourmet Camp cooking. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Yum!

  76. Would love to make this for my kids!

  77. Yummers

  78. Doing this with a nice flrshy white fish would be great as well.

  79. I would like to try one please

  80. Easy to do with any protein and not a lot of cleanup. Gets my vote.

  81. The creativity it takes to risk wasting a freshwater crayfish alone is worth this person winning. Its a money can’t buy meal! (Can’t buy or sell freshwayer crayfish)

  82. Ooooh. This one gets my vote for sure.

  83. Can’t beat a toastie. No dishes to do!

  84. My vote is for this

  85. Need to try this next trip

  86. So good it makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to shellfish!

  87. This recioe has real bush camping written all over it. You may not ve able to get crayfir or yabbies all the time but that makes it even more special when you do get them.

  88. Can’t beat this!

  89. YUUUUUUM! This one looks heaps easier than the other one (as long as you have crayfish)

  90. Beaudyful!

  91. This person gets my vote.

  92. Love the recipe and that jaffle iron looks awesome

  93. I wish i could get my hands on that crayfish

  94. Wish it was crayfish season now

  95. Yaaaas! Such creativity

  96. Crunchy, cheesy and cooked on a campfire looks delicius would eat it

  97. Nex level sandwich

  98. I think this could be improved on with a bit of pasta sauce but its a great and simple recipe that says camping to me.

  99. This would work just as well in a crusty roll without the toasting but it does look great

  100. I sure could go one of these now.

  101. I love the whole idea of this

  102. I really like this idea

  103. I cant wait until next season to try this

  104. Havent had frwshwatercrayfish before but this makes me want to try and catch them

  105. Im a chef and im goimg to find a way to do this with another type of shelfish like crab that is easier to get.

  106. If only I could catch enough crayfish to do this

  107. Can i vote twice for this? A great idea.

  108. I wish they served these at the pub

  109. Love it

  110. I know what i’m eating when the yabbies fire up

  111. This looks absolutely delicious

  112. I want to vote for this one

  113. Thats one good looking toastie. Needs more cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. I would really like to try one of these sitting around the fire

  115. 10/10 for creativity

  116. A normal cheese toasty will always feel less special after seeing this

  117. Get in me!

  118. I need a snack after scrolling past all of those comments. One of these would be great

  119. I hate peeling them, but this looks worth the effort

  120. Can see they boys smashing a few of these for sure

  121. Will do this with thee kids when the yabs come on

  122. Yummers!

  123. Will be doing a saltwater version of this on the weekend. Looks delish

  124. This guy knows how to sandwich!

  125. Words can’t describe how good that looks

  126. The best bit is getting someone else to peel them for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  127. Subway could take some lessons from this person

  128. Too good to share with my kids! Adults only indulgence

  129. Cool concept

  130. Hillbilly luxury!

  131. Bit of extra spice in there anf this is a winner

  132. Love that the kids can get involved from catching and preparing the yabbies to turning the jaffle iron in the fire

    1. Yum!

  133. Anything with melted cheese gets my vote

  134. Crunchy on the outside and squishy on the outside. After watching masterchef i know you need the crunch for texture when making anything this fancy

  135. Such a good idea!

  136. I want to eat this around the fire under the stars in the high country

  137. This person has a great imagination

  138. To me, camping is all about making memories. And I think I would remember this sandwich over the beef dish so this one gets my vote.

  139. Points for being original here. The other recioe looks like it could be copied from a website.

  140. Love this idea. Screams camoing to me.

  141. Add bacon and Im in heaven

  142. Camping food has stepped up a notch since I was a kid apparently

  143. I gotta vote for this one purely on originality

  144. Have just sent this to our camping squad. Will be doing a version of this next trio

  145. Bit of thousand island would be good here as well

  146. I would eat this

  147. Remjnds me of the lobster rolls in america. Good memories

  148. I would be sooo jealous if people camping next to me were eating these

  149. Looks so moist and cheesy

  150. Anyone can make a beef stew in a camp oven. This is something different.

  151. This dish requires some imagination to come up with but it is so simple at the same time

  152. That beef dish looks nice, but i can do something similar at home with my eyes closed. A crayfish toasted sandwich belongs on masterchef though. Simple but amazing and not too complicated other than catching whatever crayfish you are using. And a normal jaffle iron would work just fine as well.

  153. This is what camping is about. Low prep, simple meals that dont need a thousand ingredients

  154. This looks so delicious and it would be something most people would never have eaten. Ive had a million slow cooked beef meals – do them in the slow cooker all the time

  155. THIS is something special that you would remember I’m making something similar to the brisket dish tonight so while it probably tastes fine its not really anything different.

  156. This recipe is a standout for me. Original and simple

  157. This is a pretty unique camping meal. Not something we’ve all done many times before. Points for originality and creativity. Plus who doesnt love a toasty? ๐Ÿ‘

  158. This recipe and the pretty good photos grabbed my attention. If you can cook the crayfish right, its hard to get this recipe wrong and you don’t have to wait hours for it to be cooked

  159. I never would have thought of doing this with marron! Could easily tweak the recipe to your own tastes as well with a few herbs and spices.

  160. A mate just shared this with me to try next cray season but i think we have to do some with yabys next time we get some

  161. As if this one isn’t winning over a basic beef stew!

  162. Some out of da box thinking right here

  163. A mate just showed me this! Buttery, cheezee goodness with crayfish!

  164. This beats a beef stew

  165. Something i’ve never thought of before! Hard to find new recipes for camping.

  166. This recipe has to win!

  167. Cant wait to try one of these

  168. It would be a crime if a crayfish toasty lost to a boring old beef stue

  169. Bloody ripper idea!

  170. I quite like the sound of this

  171. This recipe has gotta win!

  172. Yabby toasty beats a beef stew all day

  173. I love this. No idea where to get the crayfish though

  174. Looks delicious

  175. Wow. Can’t beleve my eyes. The recipe and the photos on this are great! Such a unique idea

  176. I want one now please looks yum

  177. Not sure how I get a freshwater crayfish but i’m willing to try after seeing this.

  178. I’d imagine rolling out of my swag and enjoying this over a watery looking beef dish with packet pasta.

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