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Old 05-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default mud bugs boiled in clean unseasoned water = the best

i have ever had ! our bud did two sacks last night at a annual chili fest cook off down here near corpus. 5 gallons hot water, 5 lbs. of seasoning that he gets from a place in Katy and 1 gallon of mustard. mix it all up and put in a big cooler. he boiled bugs in clean clear plain water and dumped in the mixture when done. let them soak for 20-30 mins then eat. holy cow was it good. never have heard of it being done like this but its the only way i want it done from now on. that good ! boiled potatoes, mushroom and corn as well.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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Holy water???

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Just finished a sack done the same way. They were great.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:49 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #6
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Sounds goooooood
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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Default mud bugs boiled in clean unseasoned water = the best

Were they temperature hot when you ate them or Luke warm?
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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The mustard trick must be from good ol boys here in Katy. They are very good.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:15 PM   #9
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Default mud bugs boiled in clean unseasoned water = the best

I'd still stack mine up against those. I ain't buying iy
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #10
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Mmmmmmm
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:18 PM   #11
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Were they temperature hot when you ate them or Luke warm?
hot !

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The mustard trick must be from good ol boys here in Katy. They are very good.
yup i think thats the place he bought the seasoning
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Any idea what the temp of the water was?
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
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Any idea what the temp of the water was?
nope i just drank beer and ate about 10 lbs. several guys that have been cooking bugs for years all agreed it was the best they have had. one guy boils tons for oilfield customers said he was doing like this from now on.
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I was doubting but now I'm jonseing
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:24 PM   #15
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The hot bugs going into a cooler full of not so hot seasoned water will make them draw in the seasoning. I season boil mine and then soak in another tub of seasoned water before putting in the cooler. Way better and juicy!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:25 PM   #16
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The hot bugs going into a cooler full of not so hot seasoned water will make them draw in the seasoning. I season boil mine and then soak in another tub of seasoned water before putting in the cooler. Way better and juicy!
you aint lying on juicy. man they are so good.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:02 PM   #17
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That's how papadeauxs does it
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #18
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We've been doing it this way for years.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:34 PM   #19
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Ok I'm interested.....where they too salty? I've had some crawfish that were soaked in heavily seasoned liquid (not exactly like that) and they sucked in way too much salt. I'm talking about way too much salt and this is coming from a guy who puts Tony's or Zatarain's on everything I eat.lol

I'm interested in trying that, it sounds really good.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:44 PM   #20
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Sounds good, must have been the igloo cooler he used
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:46 AM   #21
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Ok I'm interested.....where they too salty? I've had some crawfish that were soaked in heavily seasoned liquid (not exactly like that) and they sucked in way too much salt. I'm talking about way too much salt and this is coming from a guy who puts Tony's or Zatarain's on everything I eat.lol

I'm interested in trying that, it sounds really good.

No. He's doesn't use the cheap stuff.
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The mustard trick must be from good ol boys here in Katy. They are very good.
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Okay, Breezy, now you KNOW we're gonna be wanting the seasoning. Any info other than it's in Katy?
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:33 AM   #24
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Default mud bugs boiled in clean unseasoned water = the best

Course y'all mix 'em in the igloo, but take pics with the Yeti. LOL
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:48 AM   #25
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Okay, Breezy, now you KNOW we're gonna be wanting the seasoning. Any info other than it's in Katy?

Its already been posted. Read up
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Course y'all mix 'em in the igloo, but take pics with the Yeti. LOL

The 250 qt yeti was full of live bugs

Plus there was not a Brute to be seen.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:52 AM   #27
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The seasoning and the cooking method is how Good Ole Boys does it. They are pretty dang good!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #28
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Very interesting. I've said forever that there are a million ways to do them and most are good.
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Hmm
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #30
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I wonder how Cajun Blake's seasoning would be using this same recipe vs. Good Ole Boys? Anyone tried them both?
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #31
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I will stick to my own method that cannot be beat but are way too hot for most.

Hint....let em soak for 3 hours and serve hot, not all dumped on a table and cold.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:44 AM   #32
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I bet $50,000 they.....oh wait...
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:46 AM   #33
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Where is Good ole Boys in Katy,Restaurant or ??
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:47 AM   #34
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Default mud bugs boiled in clean unseasoned water = the best

That's how my uncle boiled them for years. Boil in one tank and season in another. At least that's how he did it when he owned a crawfish shack. Now he probably just does it normally.
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The biggest mistake people make is they boil them too long and don't soak them long enough.
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That's how papadeauxs does it
Hopefully these are waaaaay better than those at pappadeauxs!!!
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Very interesting. I've said forever that there are a million ways to do them and most are good.
I can agree with that and have seen this method when doing 10+ bags of crawfish.
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That's how my uncle boiled them for years. Boil in one tank and season in another. At least that's how he did it when he owned a crawfish shack. Now he probably just does it normally.

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The biggest mistake people make is they boil them too long and don't soak them long enough.
U got it. This method described actually pulls the seasoning in as the crawfish are hot and the seasoning blend is room temp.
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I'ld be willing to put it to the taste test.
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The biggest mistake people make is they boil them too long and don't soak them long enough.
How long do you suggest a boil?
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:29 PM   #39
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How much waters in the pot? Tape measure pic or it didn't happen
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Good ole boys- take I-10 west to pin oak exit and stay on feeder up about a mile or little less and turn left at next light. It's rt there on right. I can't think of what road it is.
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Anyone?
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #42
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The biggest mistake people make is they boil them too long and don't soak them long enough.
Agreed
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the real question is did they purge them or not?
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:41 PM   #45
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[ QUOTE=Atfulldraw;8556577]the real question is did they purge them or not? [/QUOTE]


Yes
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Interesting.. Might try this.
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And I better get a phone call!!
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[ QUOTE=Atfulldraw;8556577]the real question is did they purge them or not?

Yes[/QUOTE]

For 3 days?

Lots of salt, right?
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #49
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Interesting.. Might try this.
bet you will love it
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We were just talking about this tonight. Have never had them this way but heard to boil for 7 minutes in clean water then put in cool seasoned water for 15 minutes then into the cooler.
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