Carolina-Style deviled Crab

Carolina-Style deviled Crab

1 cup finely chopped celery

1 green pepper, finely chopped

1 cup finely sliced green onion

½ cup chopped parsley

2 pounds claw crabmeat

3 cups coarsely crushed cracker crumbs, divided

1 teaspoon salt

1½ teaspoons dry mustard

Dash Tabasco sauce

½ cup heavy cream

1 cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine celery, green pepper, green onion and parsley in a mixing bowl. Add crabmeat, 2½ cups cracker crumbs, salt, dry mustard, dash of Tabasco sauce, heavy cream and ½ cup of the melted butter. Toss well.

Spoon mixture into a buttered baking dish or individual shells, then top with remaining cracker crumbs and brush with remaining melted butter.

Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until crumbs are delicately browned.

Serve at once.

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