Crabmeat au Gratin

Note: This dish is best when prepared and refrigerated for several hours before baking. Simply adjust baking time to 40 minutes at 450 F.. This can also be used as a dip. Just add additional milk and heat slowly.
Crabmeat au Gratin
Crabmeat au Gratin

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    cups chopped yellow onions

  • 3/4

    cup chopped celery

  • 1

    stick butter or margarine

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoons salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2

    cup self-rising flour

  • 4

    ounces American cheese, shredded

  • 4

    ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 6

    cups evaporated milk

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped green onions

  • 1

    pound white crabmeat (lump)

  • 1

    pound crabmeat (claw)

Directions

In a large saucepan, saute yellow onions and celery in butter or margarine. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes over low heat. Add salt and cayenne pepper. Stir. Add flour, American cheese and mozzarella cheese. Cook over medium heat until cheese melts. Add 3 cups evaporated milk. Stir. In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks with remaining 3 cups milk. Gradually add egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Cook over low heat until creamy. Add green onions and all crabmeat. Spoon into a greased casserole dish. Bake 20 minutes at 450 F. Serve immediately.

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