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Fried Eel Recipe for American Eel

Title: Fried Eel
by bullshark
Type: Entree
Servings: 4
Difficulty: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 10
Ingredients: Ingredients
1 (1-pound) eel
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dredging
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3 teaspoons salt
1 cup blended oil
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped onion
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup white wine (recommended: Chablis)
2 teaspoons butter
Directions: Clean and skin the eel, and then cut it into chunks. In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, seasonings, oil, garlic, onion, and pepper. Add the eel to this mixture and then marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Dredge the marinated eel in flour. In a saute pan over medium heat, sear the eel until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add the white wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the butter and cook until it melts and browns slightly. Divide the eel among 4 serving plates and top with the butter sauce.
Other Notes:
Date Added: 08/09/09 03:32 PM

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