Deviled Crab

Deviled Crab

This deviled crab recipe is a great appetizer or entree. Crab meat is mixed with lots of seasonings, topped with buttered breadcrumbs, and baked.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Put the mayonnaise in a bowl and whisk in the onions, green peppers, parsley, dry mustard , Worcestershire sauce , Tabasco, cayenne, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cover the bowl and put aside for about 15 minutes so for the flavors can marry.
  3. Step 3

    Gently fold in the crab.
  4. Step 4

    Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a small skillet and add the breadcrumbs. Cook over low heat until just golden, adding a little more melted butter if it seems too dry. Scrape into a bowl and let cool.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 425 F. Arrange the natural or ceramic crab shells or ramekins on a baking sheet.
  6. Step 6

    Divide the crab mixture among the containers, mounding it a bit in the center so that each serving looks generous.
  7. Step 7

    Divide the buttery breadcrumbs evenly over each serving.
  8. Step 8

    Place the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and bake until bubbly and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Serve hot with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges.
  10. Step 10

    Enjoy. Source: by Bruce Beck (E. P. Dutton). Reprinted with permission.