Haven’t been to a FATZ, but this is a very popular appetizer on their menu consisting of Cajun Seasoned Shrimp & Andouille Sausage, fried peppers, onions and spinach all wrapped in a tomato basil tortilla and fried to perfection.
266 Calories Per ServingPrep:  30 min
Cook: 20 min

Cajun Firecracker Sticks
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  • 60 Calorie Tomato Basil Tortilla Wraps
  • 1 Lb Shrimp
  • 1 Packet of Andouille Sausage
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Green and/or Red Pepper
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Shallots
  • Cajun Seasoning
Zesty Sauce
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ⅓ Cup Ketchup
  • ⅓ Cup Horseradish
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Mustard
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • Few drops of fresh squeezed lemon
  1. Finely dice all of your veggies, shrimp & sausage.
  2. Generously season both the shrimp and sausage with the cajun rub mix in separate bowls.
  3. Saute some garlic and shallots with olive oil in two pans. About a tbsp of both or more doesn't hurt.
  4. Add peppers & onions to the big pan and cook down until soft
  5. Add shrimp to the smaller pan and until mostly cooked through add in the sausage
  6. Once the peppers and onions have cooked down nicely, combine the shrimp and sausage and steamed spinach all into one bowl
  7. Cut your tortillas in half since we don't need as much tortilla per firecracker stick.
  8. Add in a few tablespoons of your mixture and a few slivers of pepper jack cheese and roll them up like a burrito.
  9. Make sure you stab a toothpick to hold the wrap together before deep frying. Secure it much like you would a safety pin.
  10. Deep fry for 2-3 minutes at 365°F
  11. To make your dipping sauce simply combine the ingredients listed above.
FATZ Nutritional Information
Calories 305
Total Fat 18g
Saturated 8g
Trans 0g
Cholesterol 54mg
Sodium 695mg
Potassium - mg
Total Carbs 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars - g
Protein 13g
Hellthy Nutritional Information
Serving size: 3 Firecrackers Calories: 266 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 4g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 20g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 500mg Fiber: 10g Protein: 20g Cholesterol: 20mg