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This is something you HAVE to try at least once in your lifetime!! Absolutely amazing! Imagine Au Gratin potatos WITHOUT the Potato & add in the Crabmeat instead! Sounds delicious right?

 My boyfriend and I first had it earlier this year down at Mike Anderson's Seafood in Gonzales Louisiana! It was absolutely delicious & I decided right then that I just HAD to figure out how to make it. Now I have only tried to make it once ( for my bf's birthday ) & it turned out good, but I know that next time I will do better.

You can also purchase Mike Anderson's cookbook where you can find the original recipe, but it gets pricey, so until then.... THIS SHOULD DO IT!!!! Enjoy!

Ingredients Crab Au Gratin

1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 medium celery stalk, finely chopped
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 (12-ounce) cans low-fat evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound fresh crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
1 cup shredded Cheddar


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 12 x 8-inch baking dish.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add flour and stir until well blended. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Add a ladle of milk mixture to beaten egg yolks; stir well. Pour egg mixture into milk mixture in pan. Add salt, cayenne and black pepper; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
4. Place crabmeat in a medium bowl. Add sauce and mix gently but thoroughly to blend. Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle with Cheddar.
5. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes, or until cheese melts and begins to lightly brown. Serves 8.

Comments (3)

Carol Hanson Sheehy
Prudential Florida Realty - Naples, FL

Looks fab!  I will try it! I met a woman who made a fortune by supplying pig's feet to trap stone crabs.  There are so many ways to make a living, you would think the crabs would not get the pig thing.  Must be any kind of protein! 

Aug 13, 2009 06:29 AM
The Rains Team
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Hoschton, GA
A higher standard in real estate

Kayla!! This looks awesome! I love crab and I love good creamy yummy comfort food...I'm going to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a great day,

Anne Rains

Aug 13, 2009 07:01 AM
Kayla Pearce
First Class Properties - Milford, DE
Real Estate Agent - Milford Delaware

Carol: Wow you are right, that is amazing how people make a living! & that crabs like pigs feet! Yak!

Anne: I am sure you will do well with this recipe, you seem to have this cooking thing down! Let me know how it turns out and take a picture!!! It was absolutely delicious! If you ever go to New Orleans or Baton Rouge, you have to try Mike Anderson's recipe!

Aug 18, 2009 02:00 AM