Crabmeat Patties

Course : Cajun
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1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 medium Onion -- chopped
2 medium celery ribs -- chopped
1 pound crabmeat -- lump, picked over
1 can mushrooms -- (5.5oz)
1 medium pimiento -- chopped
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
2 large egg yolks well beaten
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup bread crumbs -- buttered

Preparation / Directions:

1. Melt butter in saucepan with onion and celery; cook until vegetables are golden. 2. Add crabmeat, mushrooms, pimiento and seasonings; stir in milk and cream and cook slowly 15 minutes. 3. Add beaten egg yolks, a small amount at a time; cook 10 minutes longer, stirring. 4. Spoon hot mixture into four to six buttered ramekins or shells; sprinkle with lemon juice and cover with buttered bread crumbs. 5. Bake in preheated 450F oven a few minutes to brown crumbs.

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