Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jill Guidry's Catfish Pie

Well folks, our first guest blogger submission is from Jill Guidry with her recipe of Catfish Pie!
It looks great, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for your submissions, Jill!

Recipe for White Sauce

1 cup milk
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons flour
Pinch salt and white pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed

Directions In a small saucepan, heat the milk and 1 bay leaf to a gentle simmer, stirring so it doesn’t scorch the bottom of the pan. Keep the milk on low heat. Make a white roux by melting butter over low-medium heat in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Just as the foam subsides, add the flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk to prevent lumps. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to coat the flour and remove the starchy taste. Do not allow to brown. Remove from heat, then gradually add a bit of the warm milk to the roux and whisk vigorously. Return the saucepan to the heat and bring up to a low simmer, continuing to add more milk and whisk. Cook for 5 minutes until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Check seasoning; add salt, white pepper, garlic and the remaining bay leaf. To prevent a skin from forming as the sauce cools, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface.

Catfish Pie

1 1/2- 2 pounds skinned catfish fillets
1/2 pint of cider with parsley and thyme in it
salt fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of white sauce (make before u start on pie)
1 pound of diced potatoes
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 leeks chopped fine
1 1/3 cup of mushrooms (slice thin)
1/2 cup of chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon of tabasco some Cajun seasoning,
enough pie crust dough to cover the bottom of pie pan and top of pie
1 beaten egg to glaze the crust.

1. Cook the catfish in the cider with the herbs and leeks for ten minutes (season to taste while cooking) and save the liquid.

2. Take the catfish out of the pan and flake it and take out the bones.

3. Cook the potatoes in the fish liquid until they get tender drain them and set them aside.

4. Add all the liquid to the white sauce and stir in the garlic.

5. Line the pie pan with crust and spread the mushrooms bell peppers and celery out then top this with the catfish and potatoes, season again and pour the sauce over the top.

6. Top with pie crust and pinch the edges together, glaze the crust with the beaten egg and bake at 425 for 10 min then at 350 for another 20 min.

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Happy Fishing!


  1. Well, I sure had no idea. That looks great. Great job, Jill. Now all I need is some Catfish out in Idaho.

  2. Thanks for posting my recipe! Hope yall enjoy-may have to ship Mel some catfish ;)