Deviled Crab Recipe
Recipe for deviled crabs.
Half a dozen fresh crabs, boiled and minced, two ounces of butter,
one small teaspoonful of mustard powder; cayenne pepper and salt
to taste. Put the crab's meat into a bowl and mix carefully with it an
equal quantity of fine bread crumbs. Work the butter to a light
cream, mix the mustard well with it, then stir in very carefully,
a handful at a time, the mixed crabs, a tablespoonful of cream and
Season to taste with cayenne pepper and salt; fill the crab shells
with the mixture, sprinkle bread crumbs over the tops, put three
small pieces of butter upon the top of each, and brown them quickly
in a hot oven. They will puff in baking and will taste very nice.
Half the quantity can be made. A crab shell will hold the meat of