- Scouser Bob Sep 22, 2003 02:08 PM
I was recently in New Orleans on Vacation
the food is a LOT different than here in the UK
I went to many restaurants , but the first we tried
was called "Deanies" near Bourbon St.
They served us a reddish boiled potatoe
as a starter which were spicy and tasted just great
Does anyone have the recipe ???
It's a piece of cake: you'll need small creamer potatoes (the waxy kind, not the floury kind). Wash & scrub thoroughly, but do not peel. Put into a pot of cold water with "crab boil" seasoning. Boil 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender (depends on size of potatoes). You'll learn how much seasoning to add after the first few batches.
Crab Boiling seasoning is sold under a variety of brand names, including Zatarain's, and it comes in both liquid concentrate and powdered form. It is a mixture of a variety of flavors (garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, clove, bay leaf, etc). Link below to the Zatarain's website, where you can order some.
Incidentally, leftover potatoes make incredible potato salad, hash, mashed potatoes....
I am looking for the crab boil seasoning recipe, too. Deanie's makes their own which you can buy in their store in Bucktown
It is customary in Louisiana when boiling seafood to boil new potatoes and ears of corn along with the crawfish, shrimp or crab. The vegetables become imbued with the spices in the boiling mix.