Warm crab meat salad that's fit for Imperial guests.
onion, dried flakes
crusts removed and cubed
or to taste
Remove all cartilage from Crabmeat. In a pinch or to save time and money you can use imitation crab if desired.
In medium size pan, melt butter then whisk in flour. Cook for one minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk stirring constantly to keep mixture smooth and free of lumps.
Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
Mix in onion, Worcestershire sauce and bread cubes.
Fold in mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
In another pan, heat butter until lightly browned.
Add Crabmeat and toss lightly.
Combine with sauce mixture.
Put mixture into individual shells or ramekins (or greased 1-quart casserole).
Sprinkle Paprika over top.
Bake at 450 degrees until hot and bubbly and lightly browned on top, 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread. This also makes a nice warm sandwich filling.