Guess What? That’s Not Crawfish Fat We’ve Been Eating
We love our crawfish in Louisiana. We also love to "suck the head" to get all of the delicious crawfish fat out. Turns out, the crawfish fat we thought we've been eating is not fat at all.
LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames, the scrumptious yellowish orange crawfish fat we love so much isn't actually "fat". What?!?
OK then, so what the heck have we been eating then?
According to Reams, what we've been calling crawfish fat is actually "is an organ in the head called the hepatopancreas that functions much like the liver in other animals."
So, we've been eating liver... crawfish liver.
Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet? You darn right it does. Bring on the liver!