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Creamy Crab Meat Au Gratin

Creamy Crabmeat Au Gratin

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stalk chopped fine
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped fine
  • 1 cup white onion chopped fine
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 ounces of evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lump crab meat

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a casserole dish.
  3. Sauté celery, peppers, and onion in butter until soft, do not brown.
  4. Mix in the flour, and make sure to blend well.
  5. Add the evaporated milk in slowly, and stir constantly so it doesn't burn.
  6. Stir in the egg yolks, salt and red and black pepper, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Place the crab meat into a bowl and mix the crab meat to make sure it is separated well.
  8. Add the sauce to the crab meat and mix until the sauce is incorporated with the crab meat.
  9. Place in the casserole dish, and sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, keeping a close watch to make sure the cheese does not burn.

Serve with plenty of garlic bread.

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