Maryland Imperial Crab Casserole

Maryland Imperial Crab Casserole

Maryland Imperial Crab Casserole



Ingredients:

1 pound of  Lump crab meat, cleaned and drained

1/2 cup of butter

2 Tablespoons of flour

1 cup of cream

2 egg yolks

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1 Tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning

1 teaspoon of horseradish

2 Tablespoons of sherry

1 small package of slivered almonds

1 cup of bread crumbs mixed with enough butter to make a paste


Directions:

Carefully separate lumps of crabmeat and remove any shell or cartilage. Place in a shallow baking dish.
Melt butter. Add flour, making a smooth paste. Add cream and bring mixture slowly to a boil. Simmer for about 2 minutes.

Add well beaten egg yolks, salt, Old Bay, horseradish and sherry. Cook over low heat for 3 extra minutes. Pour over crabmeat.

Crush a cup of croutons. Mix these with a small package of slivered almonds and enough melted butter to make a paste. Spread top of mixture with paste and bake at 350 degrees until brown.

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