Crab Meat au Gratin

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 scallions, chopped, white and green parts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 3 tbs dry sherry
  • 4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 4 dashes Tabasco
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • crackers and crusty bread for serving
  1. Instructions
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy sauce pan, then add the scallions and garlic, and cook over medium high heat until softened, stirring often.
  4. Add the flour and continue stirring for about 5 minutes until a light roux is formed.
  5. Add the milk and keep stirring until the sauce thickens and is smooth, about another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the sherry, Old Bay seasoning, Tabasco, salt and pepper, stir to combine, then remove from the heat.
  7. Combine 1 3/4 cup of the  Gruyere, and mozzarella, and crab meat and add to the skillet and stir to combine.
  8. Pour the mixture into a baking dish, then top with the remaining cheese mixture.
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  10. Serve with crackers and crusty bread.