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Deviled Crab

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  Unsalted margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Green onions 3 , chopped fine
  Celery stalks 1 Medium, chopped fine
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Skim milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Mustard 2 Teaspoon (Use Dijon Or Spicy Brown)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Crabmeat 1 Pound, bits of shell and cartilage removed (Use Fresh, Canned, Or Frozen And Thawed)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon peel 3

Preheat the broiler.
In a medium size heavy saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the margarine over moderate heat; add the green onions and celery and cook until just tender about 5 minutes.
Blend in the flour and cook 3 minutes more.
Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and smooth about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and blend in the mustard, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
Stir in the crabmeat and parsley; set aside.
Melt the remaining margarine in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stir in the bread crumbs, and set aside.
Spoon equal amounts of the crab mixture into 4 lightly greased scallop shells or individual baking dishes.
Sprinkle with equal amounts of the crumb mixture.
Broil 7 to 9 inches from the heat until browned about 3 to 4 minutes.
Garnish with strips of lemon peel, if desired.

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Deviled Crab Recipe