Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 5 tablespoons butter

  2. 3/4 cup diced onion

  3. 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

  4. 1/4 tablespoon minced garlic

  5. 5 tablespoons flour

  6. 1 tablespoon sugar

  7. 3/4 tablespoon chicken base

  8. 3/4 tablespoon crab base

  9. 1/4 tablespoon granulated garlic

  10. 1/8 teaspoon dried basil

  11. 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  12. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  13. Pinch dried thyme

  14. 3 cups milk

  15. 1/4 cup white wine

  16. 4 ounces American cheese , cubed

  17. 1 pound peeled crawfish tails

  18. 2 tablespoons sliced green onions

  19. 2 (4-ounce) catfish fillets

  20. Creole seasoning, as needed

  21. 2 eggs

  22. 2 cups milk

  23. 2 cups flour

  24. 2 cups cornmeal

  25. Cottonseed oil , for frying

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the sauce : In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the onions, peppers and garlic until wilted. Add the flour and stir until a blond roux is achieved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar , chicken base, crab base, granulated garlic , basil , black pepper, cayenne pepper and thyme . Add the milk and wine and cook over medium heat until the milk thickens, stirring constantly, about 6 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts and fully incorporates into the sauce. Add the crawfish tails and cook until heated through, about 4 minutes. Add the green onions just before serving.

  2. For the catfish: Sprinkle the catfish with Creole seasoning. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk. Coat the catfish in flour and dip in the milk/egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large skillet. Fry the catfish until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Serve the catfish with the crawfish au gratin sauce.

  4. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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