Deviled Crab Recipe
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Deviled Crab Recipe

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Dip your spoon into this super-rich comfort food, and you might think you’re in heaven. Generous portions of crab are mixed with cream and eggs and flavored with chives, onions and more. Mmm ...
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 292 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually stir in cream until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in the crab, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and chives.
  4. Spoon into six greased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place on a baking sheet. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over tops. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Deviled Crab in Country December/January 2010, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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JLutke User ID: 3185867 211404
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"The description of this recipe really made me want to try it. I LOVE crab meat, so I figured this was going to be a winner. After spending $25 on the ingredients to make this, 45 minutes later I was emptying my $25 into the trash. The flavor was just not good. It was fun to make, but tasted horrible. I was really hoping that this was going to be as yummy as the description implied."

KScales User ID: 3262967 169204
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"The recipe description incorrectly mentions cream cheese. There is not any cream cheese in the recipe and it is correct as printed.

We apologize for the error.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

Joan1933 User ID: 3031372 211403
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"Description mentions cream cheese but is not listed as an ingredient, Is there a mistake in the recipe?"

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