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Old 01-31-2019, 10:43 AM
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To those who don't know how to pronounce etouffee it is "A-2-fay."
Where should you go: My house.
Everyone who eats mine calls it "A 4 Fay" because it is twice as good as anyone else.
Unfortunately I am two hours west of New Orleans.

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Old 01-31-2019, 10:45 AM
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:46 AM
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A roux made with butter and flour.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rod-n-reel View Post
A roux made with butter and flour.
That's the base of the dish, isn't it? Is there another way to make it?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:33 PM
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That's the base of the dish, isn't it? Is there another way to make it?
Yes, several different ways. Like yellow, but my coonass bosses laugh at me when I make sure it is yellow.
Favorite is shrimp etouffee stuffed flounder.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:07 PM
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Grew up right around the corner from Mandina's. It's a must if you visit the Crescent City. Turtle soup is a staple. Get the oyster loaf.
Whatever you do, don't eat the day before you go there.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:13 AM
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We ate the turtle soup and etouffee at Bon Ton's. I could do without the soup again but the etouffee was unbelievable. Interestingly, I asked them how it was made and he said it's just the veggies, crawfish and paprika. No roux. I didn't think it could be made without a roux, but he said it was just the natural juices from the crawfish. I'm going to try this at home sometime soon.

We also ate at Drago's, GW Fins, Ruby Slipper, Cafe du Monde (2x), Coterie (2x) and Mother's. Everything was good to excellent except for Mother's.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
Everything was good to excellent except for Mother's.
biggest tourist trap in the city!!
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biggest tourist trap in the city!!
Yeah, it was pretty disappointing. Over cooked shrimp. And not just a little overcooked.
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