This is an easy seafood quiche. A wonderful brunch recipe, or can also be a good main course for a light dinner.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, mayonnaise, flour, and milk until thoroughly blended. Stir in crab, cheese, and onion. Spread into pie shell.

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

326.5 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 24.8g 38% DV; cholesterol 83.1mg 28% DV; sodium 307.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2004
Super recipe! I used no crust and made the following basic changes: 2 6 oz. cans crabmeat, no mayo - used light & plain yogurt instead, egg substitute in place of 3 eggs, pre-shredded light swiss cheese, added 1 tsp. old bay seasoning, 1 tsp. garlic powder, dash of salt & pepper, & 1 tsp. hot sauce. It was wonderful! I have also doubled the recipe, using no crust & baked it in an 11x7 Pyrex dish for approx. 70-75 minutes. Cut into squares & served many at a brunch! This recipe freezes so well, too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2008
This is more like a souffle than a quiche. The mayo makes it quite greasy. Milk is not used in quiche. Perhaps this would be better by using half and half or cream and not putting in the mayo. Increase the amount of liquid to compensate for not having the mayo. Don't be tempted to use canned crab. Canned crab tastes nothing like fresh crab. Quiche is meant to be mild tasting. It's French and they don't use hot sauce etc. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2004
Super recipe! I used no crust and made the following basic changes: 2 6 oz. cans crabmeat, no mayo - used light & plain yogurt instead, egg substitute in place of 3 eggs, pre-shredded light swiss cheese, added 1 tsp. old bay seasoning, 1 tsp. garlic powder, dash of salt & pepper, & 1 tsp. hot sauce. It was wonderful! I have also doubled the recipe, using no crust & baked it in an 11x7 Pyrex dish for approx. 70-75 minutes. Cut into squares & served many at a brunch! This recipe freezes so well, too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
I've been using this recipe for over 20 years and have made it many dozens of times; I think I first got it from Southern Living. It tastes great but it's a bit finicky and sometimes I have a hard time getting it to set up properly. It does seem to help using three eggs instead of two. DO NOT use low-fat mayo or it will never set up. I've made it with different cheeses and with other meats or veggies in lieu of crab; it's very versatile and tasty with all the variations. But make sure it's well browned on top and test it with a knife to make sure it's set before you take it out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
After reading other reviews I used: 2 6oz cans crab meat drained; 3 eggs instead of two; and added: teaspoon hot sauce; 2 garlic cloves; a bit less than a cup sharp cheddar cheese grated; and baked for one hour 15 minutes. YUM!!! I baked it all in a deep dish 9" pie shell which was the perfect size. No need to get picky about measuring. I just approximated everything and it was perfect. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2005
Great recipe! I used 2 cups of lump crabmeat, 3 eggs, added the tabasco (1/2 t), Old Bay (1 tsp), and sauteed the green onions with red & green peppers. It was so easy and a big hit. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2005
This is an excellent dish: I would recommend the addition of an extra egg cheddar instead of swiss Old Bay seasoning and dash of tobasco.- just to kick it up a little Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2004
This was a very good quiche! Like others, I used two cans of crab meat, and added an extra egg, 2 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, and seafood seasoning and omitted the crust. Halfway through baking, I also added enough extra swiss cheese to cover the top of the casserole. This created a cheesy "crust" for the top of the quiche. Great for low carb dieters! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This was delicious as a crustless quiche. I just poured the filling into 4 greased individual casserole dishes. Easy and so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2004
As others suggested I added one egg some Old Bay seasoning and Cayenne pepper and 1 cup of chopped sauted spinach leaves which added a wonderful texture and color! If you can spring for fresh crab meat usually found ready-to-go in small containers at your grocers seafood dep't. I've made the dish with both canned and fresh crabmeat without telling my family of the change and they picked up on it. Fresh crab meat will cost you about 2- 3 more but if you can't spring for fresh go ahead and make the recipe with the canned crab meat because it is still a really great quiche. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2003
After reading other reviews I also used: 2 6oz cans crab meat drained; 3 eggs instead of two; and added: teaspoon hot sauce; 2 garlic cloves; a bit less than a cup sharp cheddar cheese grated. I dind't have a pie crust so I used Bisquick and turned it into an impossible crab quiche. I followed the recipe (with noted changes and poured into an ungreased 9 inch pie pan. I then added 3/4 cup of Bisquick and mixed it up. I baked it for about 45 minutes at 350. It was GREAT and sooooo easy!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2008
This is more like a souffle than a quiche. The mayo makes it quite greasy. Milk is not used in quiche. Perhaps this would be better by using half and half or cream and not putting in the mayo. Increase the amount of liquid to compensate for not having the mayo. Don't be tempted to use canned crab. Canned crab tastes nothing like fresh crab. Quiche is meant to be mild tasting. It's French and they don't use hot sauce etc. Read More
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