Fried Catfish Topped With A Crawfish Au Gratin Sauce


Crawfish Au Gratin Sauce:

  • 7 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 Cup diced onion
  • 1/4 Cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 5 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 3 Cups milk
  • 1/4 Cup white wine
  • 4 Ounces American cheese, cubed
  • 1 Pound peeled crawfish tails
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onions

Fried Catfish:

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For the sauce:

In a 12” 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 to 3 minutes. Stir in the sugar, basil, thyme and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend. Add the milk and wine and cook over medium heat until the milk thickens, stirring constantly. 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. [caption id="attachment_1079" align="alignleft" width="200"]Slap Ya Mama Cajun Fish Fry Buy Slap Ya Mama's Cajun Fish Fry[/caption]

 For the catfish:

Sprinkle the catfish filets with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk. Dip the catfish filets in the milk/egg mixture and then coat with the Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large skillet. Fry the catfish until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Plate the catfish, spoon the Au Gratin Sauce over the filet and sprinkle a few green onions over the top to finish it off.  Enjoy!

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