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Rachel's Crab Imperial

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars
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"Chunks of crab meat are baked in a creamy sauce underneath a buttery crust in this quick and easy recipe."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 306
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 9x9-inch casserole dish)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, and cook a few minutes until the bubbles begin to subside. Whisk in the milk, and cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Stir in the crabmeat, Worcestershire sauce, green pepper, and beaten egg. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until quite thick. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the melted butter. Toss together until the breadcrumbs are evenly moistened with butter. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the crab mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole has firmed and the bread crumbs are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 306 calories; 11.1 17.5 32.5 150 661 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made this using imitation crab, and substituted the green pepper with green onion...turned out fantastic!!

Most helpful critical review

It was ok I used what I had in hand which was the imitation crab meat, I'll try it again with actual crab meat next time

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I made this using imitation crab, and substituted the green pepper with green onion...turned out fantastic!!

I made with dungeness crab and they were terrific!

Yum! Comes out perfect using imitation crab meat (sea legs or whatever fridge type they sell in your area). Did not add any salt but did add 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning.

I was looking for another recipe to use crab meat other than crabcakes. This is an elegant entrée which is easy to make. I made it for my wife's birthday. I made 2 small changes. So as not ...

It was ok I used what I had in hand which was the imitation crab meat, I'll try it again with actual crab meat next time

I added cheese with the bread crumbs. Was good that way

My family loved this recipe. I was looking for something different to do with crab besides crabcakes. This one will be going in my recipe box to make again. Delicious!

We loved this recipe.

This was exactly what I was looking for. This recipe gives you all the great taste of the lump crab that you paid for, with just subtle flavors as an accent.