Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Cheesy, creamy crabmeat! If you like crabmeat and au gratin then this is a dish for you! Another recipe from my mom in New Orleans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and celery in butter until wilted.
  2. Blend flour in well with this mixture.
  3. Pour in milk gradually, stirring constantly.
  4. Add egg yolks, salt, red and black pepper.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Put crabmeat in a bowl suitable for mixing and pour the cooked sauce over the crabmeat.
  7. Blend well and then transfer to a lightly greased casserole and sprinkle with grated American Cheese Bake at 375 for 10- 15 minutes or light brown.


Most Helpful

Did not change or add a thing making this recipe. What I did do was that I cooked macaroni, topped it with the crab mixture, the cheese and then baked it as stated, served with a plain salad and garlic baguette.

Pets'R'us April 02, 2003

I had no idea that this recipe would turn out so perfectly delicious. It firms up and puffs just a little like a creamy souffle. Because this dish was way outside of our usual low fat meals, I omitted the American cheese and just sprinkled the top with a little bit of Parmesan. My DH who doesn't even like crab declared this recipe to be a solid 5. Thank your Mom Stephanie.

Geema March 17, 2003

A superb dish - creamy, rich and delectable. I halved it and used two individual gratin dishes - could have served 4, or a hungry 3. I followed the recipe exactly, except for using monterey jack cheese, and about half of the specified amount. Thank you, thank you. This is one fabulous recipe.

pheasant farmer October 24, 2005

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