Maryland Deviled Crab Casserole

Maryland Deviled Crab Casserole

Maryland Deviled Crab Casserole


1 cup finely chopped onion

1 cup finely chopped green pepper

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1-1/2 cups half and half

2 egg yolks, beaten slightly

1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

1? pounds backfin crab meat

1 cup cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons melted butter


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Saute onion and green pepper in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add flour. Mix until smooth. Stir in half and half gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.

Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Add yolks to pan. Heat 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and add Old Bay, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and chives. Mix well. Stir in crab meat.

Transfer crab mixture to six buttered ramekins, custard cups or a 1-quart casserole. Combine crackers and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle on crab mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.

Serves 6.

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