Crab Puffs

These crab puffs are filled with crab meat and whipped cream, baked and served immediately.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons butter or other fat
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
Instructions
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat.
  2. Melt butter; blend in flour and seasonings.
  3. Add milk gradually and cook until thick and smooth, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir a little of the hot sauce into egg yolk; add to remaining sauce, stirring constantly.
  5. Add paprika and crab meat.
  6. Whip cream.
  7. Fold in egg white and whipped cream.
  8. Place in 6 well greased, individual 10-ounce casseroles.
  9. Place casseroles in a pan of hot water.
  10. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F, for 40 to 45 minutes or until puffs are firm in the center.
  11. Serve immediately.
Notes
Serves 6.

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