From, "Atlanta Cooknotes," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups half and half cream

  • 1 pound fresh crab meat

  • Salt and white pepper, to taste

  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

  • 2 Tablespoons cream sherry

  • 1 (8-ounce) package grated sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In top of double boiler, melt butter and blend in flour.  Gradually add cream, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.  Add crab meat, salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper, mixing well.  Heat thoroughly.  Blend in sherry.  Spoon mixture into a two-quart casserole or individual shells.  Top with cheese and bake 20 minutes.