Crab Meat Au Gratin

Total Time
30 mins
20 mins

This recipe comes from a famous New Orleans restaurant but I don't remember which one! However, I remember the taste of the dish and have been trying to duplicate for years. This is very good!

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  1. In a heavy saucepan, over moderate heat, melt butter, add onions and celery.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are soft and transparent but not brown.
  3. Stir in the flour, blend well.
  4. Add milk, stirring constantly until smooth.
  5. Add pepper, nutmeg, mustard and cheese.
  6. Take pot away from heat.
  7. Beat egg yolk and lemon juice.
  8. Then add crabmeat, mix well.
  9. Butter baking pan or individual baking dishes.
  10. Add onion/cheese mixture to baking pan.
  11. Pour egg mixture over all.
  12. Combine cheese and breadcrumbs, sprinkle over top of mixture, then add dash of paprika.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until top is au gratin, brown and crusty.