Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (597g)

Calories 3660
Calories from Fat 3415 (93%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 379.4g 584%
Saturated Fat 257.9g 1290%
Monounsaturated Fat 105.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 1086.5mg 362%
Sodium 2978.4mg 129%
Potassium 202.4mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 8.8g 18%

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Recipe Description
This is a dish that is often called "Oysters Pan Roast." Since there are any number of recipes for pan roast and since "Bonne Femme" is the classic Creole name for the dish, I use it here. Bonne femme means "good woman," befitting any woman who prepares this dish.
Prep time
15 min
Cook time
15 min
Ready In
30 min

Ingredients

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36   oysters in their liquor, shelled
6 3069/5000 Kilogram(kg)  butter
3 Tablespoon(T)  flour
1 Bunch(bn)  green onions, chopped
1 Tablespoon(T)  parsley, minced
1/2 Cup(c)  white wine
1 Pinch(pn)  salt, to taste
1 Pound(lb)  crabmeat
1/4 Cup(c)  swiss cheese, grated
1/4 Cup(c)  parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 Cup(c)  bread crumbs
1 Pinch(pn)  pepper, to taste

Preparation

Poach the oysters in their own liquor just long enough for their edges to begin to curl. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside. In another saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Cook together for 2 minutes and add the green onions, parsley and white wine. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the grated Swiss and Parmesan cheeses and the bread crumbs. Add the cooking liquor from the oysters and blend all together. When the mixture is hot add the crabmeat and oysters. Heat for 2 minutes more, or until hot. Spoon into small bowls or dishes and serve.

Additional notes

Variations: The cheeses and bread crumbs can be held out of the mixture and sprinkled on top and baked to form a crust. It may be more desirable to have this separate texture in the dish. This same preparation could be used with crayfish or shrimp, or even as a sauce over poached fish.

Note: The simplicity of the dish requires, as always, the use of good products. Use good crabmeat if it is available, and select a white wine that is not too dry.

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