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Deviled Crab

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

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 are flavored with chives, onions and more. Mmm! —Doris Prillaman, Wilmington, North Carolina
Deviled Crab Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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 large 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Additional minced chives, optional

Directions

  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 6 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. If desired, sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts

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

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