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Crab Imperial is typically served in crab or scallop shells.  If these shells are not available, use individual baking dishes or a 1-quart baking dish.



1 package Old Bay Crab Cake Classic Mix

1 cup mayonnaise divided

1 pound fresh or canned crabmeat drained and cartilage removed

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

Old Bay Seasoning



1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix Crab Cake Mix and 1/2 cup of the mayonnaise in large bowl. Add crabmeat; toss until well mixed.

2. Melt butter in medium saucepan in low heat. Add flour; stir with wire whisk until blended. Gradually add milk whisking until well blended. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Gently stir in crab mixture. Spoon mixture into 6 greased 6-ounce baking dishes or shells. Or spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.

3. Beat egg in medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise; mix well. Spread over crab mixture. Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning or paprika if desired.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and top is lightly browned.



Light & Easy Variation: Mix Crab Cake Mix, 1/3 cup mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons milk. Add crabmeat; toss until well mixed. Spoon mixture into 6 greased 6-ounce baking dishes or shells. Or, spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish. Continue with Steps 3 and 4, beating egg with 1/3 cup mayonnaise. (Saves 116 calories, 12g fat and 102mg sodium per serving.)


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Recipe Info

Makes 6 servings.

Prep Time:10minutes

Cook Time:12minutes


Calories: 398

Fat: 34 g

Carbohydrates: 5 g

Cholesterol: 153 mg

Sodium: 695 mg

Fiber: 0 g

Protein: 18 g



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