Imperial Crab

Imperial crab recipe follows tradition of Louisiana cooking. Onions, bell pepper, flour and fat for making roux. Very similar to traditional New Orleans gumbo recipe..
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter or other fat, melted
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat, being careful not to break the meat into small pieces.
  2. Cook onion and green pepper in butter until tender.
  3. Blend in flour.
  4. Add milk gradually and cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. Add seasonings, egg and crab meat.
  6. Place in 6 well greased, individual shells or 5-ounce custard cups.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F, for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.
Serves 6.

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