Crab Meat au Gratin


4 tbs unsalted butter
2 scallions, chopped, white and green parts
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
4 tbs flour
1 1/2 cups half and half
3 tbs dry sherry
4 tsp old bay seasoning
4 dashes Tabasco
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 lb lump crab meat
1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
crackers and crusty bread for serving
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy sauce pan, then add the scallions and garlic, and cook over medium high heat until softened, stirring often.
  • Add the flour and continue stirring for about 5 minutes until a light roux is formed.
  • Add the milk and keep stirring until the sauce thickens and is smooth, about another 5 minutes.
  • Add the sherry, Old Bay seasoning, Tabasco, salt and pepper, stir to combine, then remove from the heat.
  • Combine 1 3/4 cup of the ¬†Gruyere, and mozzarella, and crab meat and add to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish, then top with the remaining cheese mixture.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve with crackers and crusty bread.




10 min


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