Boiled Louisiana crawfish, corn on the cob, and new potatoes, hot out of the boiler

Boiling crawfish is a Cajun tradition, an event and social gathering not to be rushed, but to be enjoyed with family and friends!

Fill your chest with ice, beer and cold drinks, gather up newspaper to spread on the outdoor tables, setup the lawn chairs, and begin the "process".

Here are a few videos to show more about the crawfish!

The Crawfish Boil

This is a great short video, with Cajun music as lagniappe. It shows the entire process: fishing, boiling, eating and enjoying!

Deep in the Bayou near Grosse Tete, Louisiana-native Jody Meche has been fishing up crawfish for years. Get yourself some paper towels and come on over for a boil.

"Crawfish Boil: A Backyard Feast in the Louisiana Bayou" with Jody Meche near Grosse Tete, Louisiana. (YouTube Video)

How to Peel and Eat Crawfish

"How to peel crawfish", courtesy of the Louisiana Crawfish Company (YouTube Video)

Crawfish Farming Videos

Crawfish farming is a major industry in Louisiana, with Louisiana commercial crawfish farmers providing 85% of domestically produced crawfish to Louisiana markets and across the nation.

"Crawfish Farming" with Mike Prevost in Branch, Louisiana. A day in the life of a crawfish farmer. (YouTube Video)

"Crawfish Farmers in South Louisiana" courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (YouTube Video)