Chef Folse: Mamere’s potato, shrimp and andouille stew

Chef Folse: Shrimp and potato stew
Chef Folse: Shrimp and potato stew
Published: Feb. 25, 2019 at 11:14 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Chef Folse makes Mamere’s potato, shrimp, and andouille stew.


Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Yields: 4 Servings


Years ago, potato stew became a common substitution for red beans and rice on “Monday wash day” in Louisiana. Both dishes could be cooked in the black iron pot next to the wash kettle, making lunch a little easier. This was one dish that my Mamere Zeringue made for me and my siblings, and I still prepare it to this day in her memory!


6 potatoes, cubed

1½ pounds (70–90 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined

½ pound andouille sausage, cubed

¾ cup vegetable oil

¾ cup flour

1 cup diced onions

½ cup diced celery

¼ cup diced red bell pepper

2 tbsps minced garlic

2 quarts shellfish stock

¼ cup sliced green onions

1 tbsp chopped parsley

salt and black pepper to taste

granulated garlic to taste

Louisiana hot sauce to taste


In a large Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir constantly until a light brown roux is achieved. Add onions, celery, bell pepper and minced garlic. Sauté 3–5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted, stirring constantly. Add andouille and cook 5 minutes or until slightly browned. Add stock and potatoes. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer and cook until potatoes become so tender that some are dissolved to thicken the stock. Add shrimp, green onions and parsley. Cook 5–10 additional minutes or until shrimp are pink and curled. Season to taste using salt, pepper, granulated garlic and hot sauce. Serve hot over steamed white rice.

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