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Crab Imperial


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  • 1 lb crabmeat
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon instant minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 slices white bread (crusts removed)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Few dashes pepper
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • Paprika for sprinkling



Step 1

Remove all cartilage from crabmeat

In medium size pan, melt margarine or butter

Mix in flour

Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, to keep mixture smooth and free from lumps

Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens

Mix in onion, Worcestershire sauce and bread cubes. Cool

Fold in mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper

In another pan, heat margarine or butter until lightly browned. Add crabmeat and toss lightly.

Combine with sauce mixture

Put mixture into individual shells or ramekins or greased 1 quRt casserole. Sprinkle paprika over top.

Bake at 450 degrees until hot and bubbly and lightly browned on top, 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

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