Baked Crab Meat au Gratin Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound crab meat
  • 1/2 cup butter, not margarine, divided use
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, scalded
  • 1/4 cup sweet sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash white pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled saltine crackers, divided use
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese, divided use
How to cook Baked Crab Meat au Gratin:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Sauté onions in 1/4 cup butter in a large, heavy skillet until golden. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in the flour.
  • Slowly whisk in scalded milk and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Pour into a lightly greased, oven-proof casserole dish and stir in sherry, salt, pepper, crab, 1/2 the crackers, and 1/2 the cheese. Sprinkle remaining crackers and cheese over the top. Dot the top with pieces of the remaining butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Note:

The Baked Crab Meat au Gratin recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

Comment:

Gratin adapted from French cuisine is a type of casserole dish that is covered with Bechamel sauce or Mornay sauce, topped with buttered breadcrumbs and/or grated cheese and either baked or broiled, then served in its baking dish with a golden crust.

This recipe for Baked Crab Meat au Gratin serves/makes: 6 servings

The Baked Crab Meat au Gratin recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)

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