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Crawfish Etouffee


Etouffee ("ay-too-fay") is a rich gravy served over fluffy white rice.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 pounds crawfish tails
  • 1 cup crawfish fat, if available or 1 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)


  1. Melt butter in large skillet or Dutch oven and sauté green onions until tender; about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add parsley, crawfish tails, crawfish fat (or butter) and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. If a thicker gravy is desired, dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water and add to sauce.
  4. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

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