King Crab Au Gratin

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Total Time
22mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
12 mins

What's not to like about Crab..didn't say a crab..But the ultimate King Crab is delectible anytime. This recipe is an old time favorite of the church ladies group.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages frozen crabmeat
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 12 cup light cream
  • 12 cup chicken broth
  • 34 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained (I like to use fresh mushrooms and different ones at times to change the flavor of the dish)
  • 2 grated onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon paprika (I like szedged or Tones because the flavor is richer)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine (optional)
  • 14 cup fine dry breadcrumb

Directions

  1. Defrost the crabmeat.
  2. Melt the butter in saucepan.
  3. Stir in the flour and keep stirring until smooth.
  4. Gradually add milk, cream, and the chicken broth.
  5. Keep stirring over a low heat to keep the sauce smooth and you want it to thicken.
  6. Now add your cheese, mushrooms, onion, salt, paprika, and wine.
  7. Stir the mixture until the cheese is melted.
  8. Now stir in the crabmeat gently.
  9. Pour mixture into a well greased 1 1/2 qt/ casserole.
  10. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top.
  11. Bake at 400* for about 10-15 min.
  12. or until the top is golden brown.
  13. Serve over hot cooked rice.