Crabmeat au Gratin

From: (Karl Zerangue)

Date: 18 Aug 1993 08:54:33 -0700

  + Adapted from a recipe taken from an Opelousas, Louisiana's
  + local newspaper food supplement from about 10-15 years back

1        stalk celery (chopped)
1        onion (chopped)
1/4 lb.  margarine
1/2 cup  flour
1 can    evaporated milk (13oz)
2        egg yolks (broken and stirred)
1 tsp.   salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 lb.    crabmeat
1/2 cup  grated cheese

Saute onion and celery in margarine until tender.  Add flour,
slowly add evaporated milk.  Cook until thickened.  Add salt,
pepper, and egg yolks. Stir well. Add crabmeat, stir. Pour
into casserole dish, top with cheese and bake at 325 degrees
for 25 minutes.  

Serves 4-6 moderately hungry adults.

Note:  One pound of shrimp may also be added if desired.  Saute
       pealed shrimp with onions and celery until shrimp is nearly
       done. (Baking later will complete cooking of the shrimp.)
       All other directions remain unchanged.


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