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Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Number of Servings: 4
Crab Casserole goodness multiplied by cheesiness. Irresistable!
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In a heavy saucepan, over moderate heat, melt butter, add onions and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are soft and transparent but not brown. Stir in the flour, blend well. Add milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Add nutmeg, mustard and cheese. Take pot away from heat.
Beat egg yolk and lemon juice. Then add crabmeat, mix well.
Butter baking pan or individual baking dishes. Add onion/cheese mixture to baking pan. Pour egg mixture over all.
Combine cheese and breadcrumbs, sprinkle over top of mixture, then add dash of paprika. Garnish with fresh tomato slices.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until top is au gratin, brown and crusty.