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Crabmeat au Gratin

This recipe is from Chesapeake Bay Cooking which specialises in shellfish and seafood recipes as well as the famous Maryland Stuffed Ham recipes.


1 stalk celery (chopped
1 onion (chopped)
1/4 lb. butter
1/2 cup flour
1 can evaporated milk (13oz)
2 egg yolks (broken and stirred)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Dash of Old Bay Seasoning
1 lb. Crabmeat
1/2 cup grated cheese

  • Sauté onion and celery in butter until tender.
  • Add flour then slowly add evaporated milk. Cook until thickened.
  • Add salt, pepper, Old Bay Seasoning and egg yolks. Stir well.
  • Add crabmeat, stirring gently.
  • Pour into casserole dish, top with cheese and bake at 325º for 25 minutes.

One pound of shrimp may be added if desired.

  • Sauté peeled shrimp with onions and celery until shrimp is nearly done. Baking later will complete cooking of the shrimp. All other directions remain unchanged.

Serves 4 to 6

Chesapeake Bay Cooking