Crawfish Green Bean Casserole aka the String Bean Casserole2008-12-09
- Course: Side Dishes
- Yield : 8
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 45m
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A new take on an old holiday classic favorite – the traditional green bean casserole. This is just the change you are looking for. Par-boiled fresh green beans may be used. Green beans and string beans are used interchangeable in the Cajun vocabulary. Shrimp may be used in place of crawfish.
- 2 cans (12 oz) cut whole string beans drained
- 1 can cream of mushroom fat free or golden mushroom
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning or more according to taste
- 1 pound cleaned cooked crawfish tails
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 - 6oz container fried onions, divided in two parts
- garlic powder or onion powder to taste optional
A note on the crawfish: If you are using packaged crawfish from your grocer, boil in crab-boil seasoned water. Allow to stand 5 minutes to soak up seasoning. Leftover boiled crawfish from a previous boil works great as they are already seasoned. Or sauté the crawfish with the onions and add extra seasonings to the mixture.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and sauté sliced onion until wilted. Combine the crawfish, beans, seasonings, soup and 1/2 can of the fried onion rings; mix well. As an option, you could add 1/4 cup crawfish water to the mixture.
Pour into a greased 8x8 casserole dish and bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees; top with remaining onion rings and serve. This recipe easily doubles.