CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Crabmeat Au GratinSimple dishes such as this would be welcome in a busy household.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Simple dishes such as this would be welcome in a busy household.
Crabmeat Au Gratin
4 tablespoons butter, divided
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 pint crabmeat
½ cup light cream
2 egg yolks
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to taste
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the salt and pepper and crabmeat and saute 5 minutes, stirring gently. Add the cream and blend well. While briskly stirring, add the egg yolks and cook 4 minutes more. Put the mixture in a shallow 1-quart casserole dish and sprinkle cheese gently over the top. Sprinkle with paprika and dot with remaining butter. Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
Yield: Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 202 calories, 15 grams fat, 159 milligrams cholesterol, 18 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrates, 0.1 grams fiber, 563 milligrams sodium.
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