Gourmet's Deviled Crab

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 1 dish
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13
    cup onion, finely chopped
  • 34
    cup butter, unsalted
  • 3
    slices white bread, 1/2-inch-thick, good quality, crusts discarded
  • 1
    lb lump crabmeat, jumbo, picked over
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 12
    teaspoon cayenne
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DIRECTIONS

  • Have 6 (5-oz shallow ramekins.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle.
  • Cook onion in butter in a small heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Tear bread into very small pieces, then spread in 1 layer in a shallow dish or pie plate. Pour onion and butter mixture over torn bread and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Add crab, egg, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and gently toss.
  • Divide mixture among ramekins and bake until crab is just starting to brown 20 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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