Enjoy this tasty and flexible crab bake casserole anytime of the year. Serve as a side or as the main dish with a salad; either way this is a traditional southern flavored crab bake casserole with crab meat.
Note the two main ingredients in this recipe are crab meat and eggs and the taste of the recipe will definitely reflect these ingredients.
Directions Crab Bake Casserole
Ingredients 4-6 servings
- 1 six ounce can of crab meat, drained
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Smidge of pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup bread crumbs buttered or buttered crackers of your choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Grease 1 or 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Choose the consistency of the crab meat by either breaking up the crab meat into chunks or pureeing the crab meat.
- In a large bowl combine the crab meat, mayonnaise, effs, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, half and half, 1 cups bread crumbs.
- Spread mixture into casserole dish.
- Top with buttered bread crumbs or buttered crackers.
- Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Tweaking For A Soft Food Recipe
The consistency of the crab bake casserole without tweaking is soft and easy to chew. The consistency can be altered into a smoother puree type consistency by pureeing the crabmeat and/or eggs first. This will definitely alter the casserole into a more puree type casserole.
The crab and eggs can also be altered. Crabmeat lovers can up the quantities of crab and lessen the number of eggs. The crab casserole will tolerate a lot of adjusting of its’ ingredients. Spices and olives can be also be added for additional flavor to make this a tasty soft food recipe.
Substitution Idea: Tuna or Shrimp can be easily substituted for the crab meat.
Our tastes lean toward using more crab meat, reduce the eggs to 4 and I use either half and half or milk depending upon what is on hand or the amount of calories desired.
The crab bake casserole can also be split into small ramekins for individual servings without the topping.
This way if the topping is an issue you can easily delete the topping; the topping does add a bit of taste and of course crunch, but can be easily removed and this recipe freezes very nicely in individual servings.
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