Deviled Crab a la White House

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 406
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1 pound lump crab meat
1/4 cup minced celery, with leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter
2 cups soft bread crumbs (Italian bread crumbs)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced green pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Tabasco Hot Sauce
1 teaspoon salt


Sauté onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, and parsley in 6 tablespoons butter for 10 minutes. Cool down. Combine 1 cup bread crumbs, cream, raw and cooked eggs, vinegar, Worcestershire, thyme, a few drops of Tabasco®, and salt with sautéed vegetables. Add the crab meat and toss lightly to mix. Spoon mixture into 12 scallop dishes or individual baking dishes. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and toss with remaining 1 cup bread crumbs. Top the crab mixture with butter and crumbs.

Place shells in shallow baking pan. Put 1/4 inch water in bottom of pan. Bake in hot oven (450°F) for 10 minutes or until browned and hot.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 406
Calories from Fat: 240

This Deviled Crab a la White House recipe is from the Secrets from the White House Kitchens Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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