BREAUX BRIDGE — A Houston TV station asked their Twitter followers on Tuesday which they like better for a crawfish dip: ketchup or melted butter. Some people (mostly Cajuns) are outraged by the two options.
What do you like to dip your crawfish in? Melted butter? Ketchup? Nothing? Let us know your favorite in the comments! pic.twitter.com/vyW51OQ2qj— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) February 10, 2020
To get the question answered, I headed down I-10 to Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capital of the World. There, I found out there's a lot more than ketchup goes into a good dip.
"I've been eating crawfish all my life, the past 30 years, and I don't think I have heard of anyone using ketchup - that is not the Cajun way of doing things," Megan Buckner, owner of Crazy 'Bout Crawfish, said.
I then sat with customers at Crazy 'Bout Crawfish to have a deep discussion about ketchup and melted butter with the Louisiana delicacy.
"Don't just don't do it," David Harviston said.
"It wasn't right, it's not right," added Jeremy Broussard.
"No we don't do the ketchup," another person repeated the sentiment.
Just to make sure ketchup isn't the way to go, Katie tried it out for herself.
I quickly found why it's not recommended. "Oh my, Don't do that! Do not eat that with ketchup."
"Crawfish and crawfish dip, they just go good together" Broussard said.
"I think the best part about it is your seasoning, your hot sauce, and your spices. That's what us Cajuns love to do, we love the spices and the flavors, all those things mixed inside of it. Once you have the ketchup and mayonnaise mixed in together, you have the best thing" Buckner said.
I agreed that the ketchup and mayo combo was a much better option.
Whether you dip or not, the conclusion from these crawfish lovers is simple - if you do it, you have to do it right.