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In southern Maryland we eat a lot of crab. This is an interesting way to use any leftover crab meat (we pick our own). I don't remember where I got this recipe. You can also use a good quality canned pasteurized crab meat. Either way, this recipe will wow your guests.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 casserole
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1-1/2 quart baking dish.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour and cook about 5 minutes (reduce heat if mixture begins to brown). Slowly whisk in the hot milk and heat until mixture reaches a low boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool at least 5 minutes (otherwise eggs will cook when added to the mixture).

  • Stir the beaten egg yolks into the cooled sauce. Blend in the mayonnaise. Add the crabmeat and season with salt, pepper, cayenne, and Old Bay® seasoning if using. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into prepared baking dish. Dust with paprika.

  • Bake until browned and puffy, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 24.7g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fat 34g; cholesterol 234.4mg; sodium 1251.8mg. Full Nutrition
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