Crab Bayou Teche

Preparation info
  • Yield:


    First-Course Servings.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

This recipe was sent to me years ago by a reader who lived in New Iberia, Louisiana, most famed as the home of Tabasco sauce. New Iberia was founded by the Spanish inhabitants of this country on the banks of a bayou called Teche, which, according to some sources, is an American Indian word for snake.


  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3 hard-cooked egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put 4 tablespoons butter in a mixing bowl. Put the egg yolks through a fine sieve and add them to the butter. Stir to blen