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Crab Au Gratin

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Crab Au Gratin


1/2 lb. butter

1 cup flour

2 qt. milk

1 1/2 lbs. cheddar cheese, grated

1 3/4 lbs. claw crab meat

1 1/2 T. salt

1 T. onion flakes

1/4 T. Tabasco

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

1 teaspoon pepper


Make a white sauce with first 3 ingredients, then add cheese and seasonings. Stir until smooth. Fold in crabmeat. Turn into buttered casserole dish and bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

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