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Delicious Crawfish Casserole

In this video, Nonna put Nono’s crawfish boil leftovers to good and delicious use. This is by far one of her tastier inventions.

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Crawfish Casserole

Ingredients

    • Crawfish boil leftovers
    • – peeled and pre-cooked crawfish tails – potatoes – mushrooms – onions – brussel sprouts – corn on the cob (optional) – other veggies cooked in the boil (optional)
    • heavy whipping cream (or milk)
    • butter
    • freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • salt
    • 2 cans mushroom soup
    • garlic salt (optional) (see Note 2)
    • cooked bacon strips (optional)
    • 2 eggs
    • shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

      * See Note 1 on amounts
    1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
    2. Melt butter and mix in some lemon juice.
    3. Peel leftover potatoes.
    4. Combine butter and potatoes and reheat so the potatoes are soft. 2-3 minutes
    5. Mash the potatoes. Add heavy whipping cream (or milk) to get the consistency you desire. The short of it is, you are making mashed potatoes. Add butter if you didn’t earlier. (you can add salt if you like).
    6. Slice up the onions, sprouts, and mushrooms to bite size or not. Nonna sliced up the onions only. It is up to you.
    7. If you have left over corn on the cob, you can scrape all the corn off the cob and mix the corn with the other veggies.
    8. If you have left over bacon (like Nonna did from breakfast), break up the bacon into bits and mix with the other veggies.
    9. Put all the veggies into one bowl and mix. Add both eggs and cans of cream of mushroom and mix.
    10. Add peeled crawfish tails and mix.
    11. Pour all the veggies into a casserole dish/pan.
    12. Add a layer of shredded cheese over the veggies.
    13. Spread the mashed potatoes over the cheese and veggies.
    14. Put the dish/pan in oven until the potatoes are showing signs of browning in a few places and/or the liquid is boiling around the edges. (Everything is already cooked, so you are just heating it thoroughly. Make sure you give it enough time to cook the eggs.) Nonna cooked it for 45 minutes (she made a big batch).


Note 1: This is a Nonna creation and as you know she doesn’t measure much. She had plenty of leftovers so made a large amount. Consider how much you have leftover and how big your baking dish/pan is and go from there!

Note 2: Nonna and Nono forgot to add garlic to the boil when they boiled their crawfish. As a result Nonna added garlic salt in a few places. However, most veggies when cooked in a boil are spiced very nicely. You may not choose to add any spices at all.

Crawfish Bisque

Nonna made a Crawfish and Shrimp Bisque using a friend’s left over crawfish boil ingredients. She sautéed some ingredients, made and thickened a sauce, and tossed in some delicious leftovers including cajun spiced potatoes and andouille sausage! If you are looking for a quick and easy way to use crawfish boil leftovers, this is the recipe for you!!!!

Click here for the written recipe!

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