Stuffed Crab

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Stuffed Crab has always been one of my favorites. This is the closest recipe I found to the way I make it myself but I try to use less bread crumbs and more crab meat than in any of the recipes I have found.



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    [size=+1]Stuffed Crab

    [/size][size=-1]A good stuffed crab should be spicy and moderately hot, but not too torridly
    seasoned, as too much pepper will destroy the delicate crab flavor. If you can
    get live blue crabs, pick the meat out yourself. If live crabs are not available,
    use iced but not frozen fresh crabmeat. A dozen medium-sized crabs will
    yield about 1 pound of meat and stuff 8 crab shells.

    If you use live crabs, save the shells for stuffing with crabmeat. If such
    shells are not available, use Pyrex crab shells.

    2 large onions, minced fine
    3 cloves garlic, minced fine
    1 tablespoon lard, melted
    1 lb. crabmeat
    1 tablespoon minced parsley
    2 bay leaves
    1 tablespoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    sprig of thyme
    1 tablespoon chopped celery
    6 slices toast
    1 egg
    1/4 cup evaporated milk
    butter
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    Fry the onions and garlic in lard until brown, then add the crabmeat,
    all seasoning, and the celery. Let fry for 10 or 15 minutes. Wet the toast
    with water, squeeze in the hand to remove excess water, and add. Beat
    the egg and add it, stirring well. Add the milk and stir until the mixture
    is dry. Place in shells, dot with butter and brown in a 350 degree oven
    for 10 or 15 minutes.
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  2. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    hmmm, technical difficulty there.
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Its fixed now
     
  4. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

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    mix in some italian breadcrumbs and it would probably make some good fried crab cakes too.
     
  5. LSUBud

    LSUBud Founding Member

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    My mom makes the BEST stuffed crabs you'll ever eat. She also makes are really good stuffed crawfish and stuffed eggplant. BUT, her specialty is stuffed merliton. It's so good that you'll "slap ya mama" after eating it.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    As much as I like stuffed crabs, my favorite is still maryland crab cake. I get it whenever I'm in the Chesapeake Bay area. Its a little dryer than the stuffed crab mixtures we are used to own here and they use different spices.

    Chit! Now I'm hungry.
     

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