Cajun Crawfish Eggs

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This pre-boucherie dish from southern Louisiana showcases that regions specialty, fresh crawfish.

Cajun Crawfish Eggs
This pre-boucherie dish from southern Louisiana showcases the region's specialty, fresh crawfish.
Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 12 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 14 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 12 tsp. Season-All or other seasoned salt
  • Salt
  • 7-10 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 1-lb. package peeled, cleaned, and cooked crawfish tails
  • 10 eggs

Instructions

  1. Melt 6 tbsp. of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add half the onions, bell peppers, and garlic and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of the milk and simmer, stirring often, until thick, 6-8 minutes. Add 1 tsp. of the Season-All, salt to taste, and 3-4 dashes Tabasco. Keep sauce warm over low heat.
  2. Melt the remaining 6 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining half of the onions, bell peppers, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add crawfish and juices from package, then add eggs. Season with the remaining 1 12 tsp. Season-All and 4-6 dashes Tabasco and cook, stirring often until eggs are just set, 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining 14 cup milk and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Spoon sauce over eggs.