Puffing Crab

"Here in southern Maryland we eat a lot of crabs. This is an interesting way to use your leftover crab meat (we pick our own crab meat). I don't remember where I found it. You can also use canned pasteurized crab meat."
 
Puffing  Crab created by KK7707
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50mins
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ingredients

  • 1 lb crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 egg whites, beat till stiff peaks
  • 12 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmans)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 teaspoon old Old Bay Seasoning (optional)

directions

  • Melt butter in sauce pan.
  • Cook 5 minutes.
  • Gradually sir in milk and bring to the boil.
  • Cool mixture 5 minute.
  • Fold in beaten yolks.
  • Fold in mayonnaise.
  • Add crab meat.
  • Season to taste.
  • Add cayenne.
  • Fold in stiff beaten egg whites to crab mixture.
  • Put into buttered casserole.
  • Dust with paprika.
  • Bake in 400°F oven until browned and puffed, approximately 20 minutes.
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"I am 62 and I go to work every day.I work as a short order cook and am the kitchen manager for the grill at our local bowling center.Needless to say I love to cook.I enjoy trying new foods and food from other countries.My kitchen is the heart of my home.I have been a cook for about 35 years..I have also worked with my friend in a small catering business. I also love to garden and grow my own herbs.. especially basil and parsley(for my fresh tomato sauces)"
 

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  1. kellysack1966
    Can you use individual casserole dishes for this recipe? And, can they be frozen? If so, before or after baking? Thanks.
     
  2. gwynn
    This was a great tasting dish. It wasn't hard to fix at all. My DH about ate the whole thing. Thanks for posting this lovely recipe.
     
  3. 880722
    thank you sandy it was fantastic my sons loved it will be preparing this dish often
     
  4. KK7707
    Puffing  Crab Created by KK7707
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    Puffing  Crab Created by Bonnie G 2
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