Meeting Street Crab
|Cooked crabmeat||1 Pound|
|Heavy cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Black pepper||To Taste|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Shredded cheddar cheese||3 Ounce|
|All purpose flour||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Pick through crab to remove any membranes or pieces of shell, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
Add flour, cook, stirring 30 seconds, or until bubbly.
Remove from heat.
Stir in cream, mixing well.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened.
Remove from heat; add reserved crab.
Pour crab mixture into a buttered 1-quart baking dish, sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Serve warm dip with assorted crackers.
Note: The hot crab mixture can be used to fill miniature baked pastry shells.