1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Crawfish etouffee is a simple dish and one that may be served in a variety of ways. Often it is placed on pasta instead of rice, in crepes or in patty shells. A simple but elegant presentation is in a pie shell. With the availability of frozen pie shells, you don't even need to make the crust.

    1 pound crawfish tails
    1 cup oil
    1 cup onions, diced
    1/2 cup celery, diced
    1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
    1/4 cup garlic, minced
    1/4 cup tasso ham, diced
    1/2 cup flour
    1/4 cup tomato sauce
    1 1/2 quarts shellfish stock
    salt and cracked pepper to taste
    Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce to taste
    1 egg
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup water
    3 (9-inch) pie shells

    Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 10-inch saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic and tasso ham. Saute 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add crawfish and saute an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and using a wire whisk, stir constantly until white roux is achieved. Add tomato sauce and slowly add stock, a little at a time, until sauce consistency is achieved. (NOTE: You may not use all of the stock.) Bring to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Season to taste using salt, pepper and Louisiana Gold. Remove from heat and allow to cool, preferably overnight. In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, milk and water. Using a wire whisk, stir until all ingredients are well blended. Cut pie shells in half and place a generous serving of the crawfish sauce in the center of each half. Brush the edges of pastry with eggwash and fold over in a triangle shape. Crimp the edges closed with a fork and pierce the top of the pie to create vents for steam to escape during cooking. Brush eggwash over pies and bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.
  2. You forgot the first step, Ron: First you have to catch the mud bugs! :D;)
  3. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    I just buy my tails :eek: :eek: :D
  4. For shame, Ron! That's cheating! I bet Donny would at least go out and catch the mud bugs. :D;)
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    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

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    Naw, I don't mind paying for tails every once in a while, Rich...It's faster and easier that way. :D

    Crpdeth
  6. I won't say it!!!!!!! I will bite my tongue! I will say only that "paying for tails" might be interpreted two ways!

    :::::::ducking::::::: :eek::D;):p
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    Better than no tails at all....What do you mean Rich? Would you rather go hungry?

    Crpdeth
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    SLOW OLD YANKEES :D
  9. Would you believe . . . Texans?

    Donny, I'll give you a hint. The other meaning of "tails" refers to an activity that is currently legal only in certain counties of Nevada with populations under 250,000. :D;)
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    I am very amused that you two are just now realizing what I knew you were saying all along....


    I STILL say, "better than no tails at all"..... And after a few years you will get "hungry". :(

    That's all I have to say about that....


    :rolleyes:
  11. <-------changing "Slow old Texan" to "Sneaky old Texan." :D;)

    By the way, Donny, the wife really liked your recipe. We're gonna give it a whirl tomorrow, along with some Southern fried chicken. :D
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    Nice! It's good to be good for something! :D

    Tell Sandy I say hello.

    :)
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    Make sure it's Louisiana crawfish and not those Chinese imports . :)
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