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Crabmeat Au Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nana (for those of you that don't know, she was Big Katie's mom)
Added: Sunday, September 13, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 c unsalted butter
1 large sweet onion - finely chopped
1 celery stalk - finely chopped
1/2 c all purpose flour
(2) 12 oz cans evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
3/2 t salt
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t black pepper
1 pound backfin or lump crabmeat
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease an 11/7 baking dish.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook - stirring frequently - for about 5 minutes.
Add flour and stir well and cook 2 minutes. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Add milk mixture slowly into beaten egg yolks. Pour mixture into skillet on stovetop. Add salt, peppers and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
Put crab in bowl and add the sauce and mix gently. Spoon into baking pan and sprinkle with cheese evenly.
Bake uncovered for 25 minutes until lightly brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes, plus baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nana's childhood was spent in Georgetown, South Carolina so, though I don't know this with certainty, I suspect this was prepared for her as a child.

 

 

 

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