Gut Rumbles

May 20, 2008

deviled crab

Originally PUBLISHED August 11th, 2005

For yankees and inlanders who don't know what deviled crab is, I'm going to enlighten you. It's a damn fine, tasty meal. I catch my own crabs in the creek where they live, but you can buy crab meat, already cooked, in almost any grocery store.

If you're using fresh crabs, boil them in a pot of water for 15 minutes on the stove with plenty of salt and seafood seasoning.
Pick out the crab meat, put it in a bowl and throw away everything except the top shell on the crab.

Mix one egg (maybe TWO if you had a good day crabbing) a splash of milk, some diced Videlia onion, maybe some diced bell pepper and a handful of cracker crumbs with the crab meat in the bowl.

Stir it all up into a nice goo, while adding celery salt and some more seasoning.

Pack the crab shells with the goo, put them on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven at 350 degrees.

Bake until they are brown on top (usually about 15 to 20 minutes).
You will NEVER taste anything better in your life if you like crab meat.

(UPDATE: You can play with this recipe all you want to. Add diced celery. Tabasco Sause is good. Put anything in there that you like to eat--- just don't forget the egg and the cracker crumbs. That's what holds the whole thing together.)

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