- 1⁄4 lb crabmeat
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup light cream
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons Frank's red hot sauce
- 2 egg yolks
- 5 egg whites, room temperature
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Butter a 1-1/2 quart soufflé dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
- Melt the butter in saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in the flour.
- Gradually whisk in the cream, stirring constantly, until the sauce boils.
- Cook for an additional 30 seconds to cook flour.
- Remove from heat and stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well. Set aside.
- Whisk in the egg yolks, one by one.
- Flake the crabmeat into the sauce, using your fingers. Make sure to pick out any membrane as you go.
- Stir and adjust seasoning to taste. (You should go a bit heavier on the seasoning to counteract the blandness of the egg whites).
- In a very clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff.
- Gently fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the base. Then fold this mixture into the remaining egg whites as gently as possible.
- Pour the soufflé mixture into the prepared dish.
- Smooth the top with a spatula. Run your thumb around the edge of the dish. At this point the soufflé may be refrigerated up to two hours before baking.
- Bake about 20-25 minutes, until puffed and browned.
- Serve immediately.