Deviled Crab Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Hard shelled crabs/One 13 ounces can crabmeat12 (Hard Shelled)
 Butter4 Tablespoon
 Flour2 Tablespoon
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon
 Prepared mustard1 Teaspoon
 Bottled horseradish1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Hard-cooked eggs2 , shelled and chopped
 Soft breadcrumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Melted butter2 Tablespoon

Directions

If hard-shelled crabs are used, cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Cool at once by plunging in cold water.
Drain and pick out crabmeat, discarding spines.
Reserve 6 of the upper shells.
If canned crabmeat is used, drain and remove all spines.
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in saucepan over low heat.
Add flour and let bubble.
Then stir in parsley, lemon juice, mustard, horseradish, salt and milk.
Cook and stir until mixture boils and is thickened.
Add crabmeat and chopped eggs.
Spoon into crab shells or 6 individual ramekins or casseroles.
Mix breadcrumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over crabmeat.
Bake in a 400° F.oven for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
This casserole can be prepared in advance, refrigerated and baked at serving time.
Add 10 minutes to cooking time.
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