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Jeremiah's Crab Or Shrimp Au Gratin

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  Celery rib 1 , chopped
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Margarine 1⁄4 Pound (1 Stick)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Evaporated milk 13 Ounce (1 Can)
  Egg yolks 2 , slightly beaten
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Crab meat/Shrimp 1 Pound
  Grated cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Of Your Choice)

Saute onion and celery in margarine until tender.
Add flour slowly, stirring constantly.
Add evaporated milk.
Cook stirring until mixture thickens.
Add salt and pepper.
Beat a little of the hot liquid into egg yolks and return egg mixture to sauce, stirring constantly.
Add crab meat (if using it) and stir.
Do not let sauce boil.
Pour into greased casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake at 325 degrees for twenty-five minutes.
Note when using shrimp: Saute peeled, deveined shrimp with onions and celery until shrimp is nearly done.
Baking later will complete the cooking of the shrimp.

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Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2198 Calories from Fat 1310

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 148 g227.4%

Saturated Fat 47.4 g237.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 531.9 mg177.3%

Sodium 3371.6 mg140.5%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 44.9 g

Protein 134 g268.2%

Vitamin A 157.7% Vitamin C 37.2%

Calcium 175.7% Iron 23.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Jeremiah's Crab Or Shrimp Au Gratin Recipe