Crabmeat Au Gratin

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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1/4 pound butter
1 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced green onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup flour -- (all-purpose)
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
16 Ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 large egg yolks well beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers
1 pound lump crab meat -- (check carefully for shells)
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded course

Preparation / Directions:

In a saucepan melt butter on medium heat. Add onions, green onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, and simmer 5 minutes. Add flour a little at a time, stirring until all mixed. Cook 5 more minutes stirring constantly (make sure no flour sticks). Add whipping cream and stir as you slowly add all 1-1/2 cups. Add 1# cream cheese and blend until melted. Cook until mixture thickens. about 4-5 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, egg yolks and stir. After 1 to 2 minutes add bread crumbs. Take off heat and fold in crabmeat and 1/2 of the cheddar cheese until mixed well. (Try not to break up the crab too much). Put in a greased baking dish and spread remaining cheese on top. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Serve.

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