Shrimp and Crab Au Gratin

Recipe by Felix4067
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup butter (must be real butter, no margarine)
  • 13
    cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1
    cup white onion, chopped fine
  • 13
    cup flour
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 8
    ounces crabmeat, cooked and flaked
  • 12
    ounces shrimp, cooked, shelled, and deveined
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 13
    cup milk
  • 12
    ounces cheddar cheese, grated (use real cheese, not the pre-shredded stuff)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in medium frying pan.
  • Add onions and celery and saute until soft.
  • Meahwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks with salt and red pepper flakes and set aside.
  • Add flour to pan, and mix well.
  • Immediately add evaporated milk gradually, stirring constantly to thin flour mixture.
  • Add regular milk, stirring constantly, until completely incorporated.
  • Add egg yolk mixture, mix well, and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat; add the crab and shrimp and mix well.
  • Add 8 oz. of the cheese and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into a well-greased 3-quart casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  • Bake uncovered at 375F for 15 minutes, until cheese melts.
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