Baked Stuffed Crabs

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine

Serves 8

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 pounds Louisiana crab meat
  • 6 slices of sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion tops
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
  • bread crumbs, for topping

Baked Stuffed Crab

Baked Stuffed Crab

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Method: 

Whisk together flour and oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until light brown; add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add enough water to thin slightly and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring and adding water as needed. Stir in crab and cook for 15 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Process bread in a food processor to a fine crumb and add to crab mixture along with parsley and green onion. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stuff into cleaned crab shells on a baking sheet or a buttered casserole dish; transfer to the oven and bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.


 

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