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Crab Quiche

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Ingredients
  Crab meat 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), flaked
  Scallion whites 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Shallots 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Half and half cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 18 Teaspoon
  Gruyere cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  10 inch short crust pastry shell 1
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 375 degrees.

MAKING
2) In the butter, sauté the celery, scallions, shallots and garlic till the vegetables are soft.
3) Allow the cooked vegetables to cool.
4) Use a fork to stir in the crab meat along with the parsley.
5) In the pastry shell, place the mixture.
6) Beat together the half-and-half cream, eggs and seasonings.
7) Over the crab-meat mixture, strain the cream mixture and sprinkle the cheese and paprika all over the top.
8) Bake the quiche in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or till a toothpick emerges clean when inserted in the center of the filling.

SERVING
9) Serve the quiche while it is still hot or allow to cool for a bit and serve at room temperature. A light green salad can be served on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Crab
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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