Deviled Crab

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • ---To Prepare Crabs---.
  • Fill a large dutch oven 2 gallons water; add 1 cup of Old Bay seasoning (if desired) and heat to a boil.
  • Drop live crabs into the water, reduce heat and simmer until done (about 10 minutes).
  • Drain, and remove crabs.
  • To remove meat, grasp body of the crab; break off the large claws; remove meat from the claws.
  • Pull off the top shell and reserve.
  • Cut or break off the lower legs; scrape off the gills, and remove the organs located in the center of the body carefully.
  • Remove the meat from the body.
  • Scrub the shells with a brush and rinse before filling.
  • ---To Prepare Filling---.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease the largest 6 shells (or ramekins if using crab meat with no shells).
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the milk in a bowl.
  • Add the butter, dry mustard, cayenne, egg, and onion and mix gently.
  • Spoon the filling into the shells.
  • Pour a layer of coarse salt onto a lipped baking sheet or jelly-roll pan.
  • Nest the shells in the salt and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve at once with wedges of lemon.
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