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Creamed Eel



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 40 mins (10m prep + 30m cook)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Creamed eel

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking dish with butter.
  2. 2.Season the eel fillets with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of butter over medium-high heat. Add the eel and cook until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the eel to the prepared baking dish.
  3. 3.In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tbsp of butter. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. 4.Pour the sauce over the eel in the baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the eel is cooked through. Serve hot over a bed of mashed potatoes.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you can't find fresh eel, you can use frozen eel fillets instead. Thaw them completely before cooking.
  • chevron_rightFor a little extra flavor, add some chopped fresh herbs to the sauce, such as parsley or chives.