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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Florida Blue Crab Au Gratin

4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons grated onion
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 cups fresh blue crab lump meat
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (may substitute Swiss cheese)
1/2 cup bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in medium saucepan; stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Slowly add milk and wine; stir until smooth. Add onion and lemon juice. Cook over low heat until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Grease a 2-quart casserole or 4 shallow gratin dishes. Pour a small amount of sauce to cover bottom of casserole. Add a layer of crab, sprinkle with cheese. Repeat layers and end with a layer of cheese. Cover with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Bake for 45 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.


4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories 490, Calories From Fat 210, Total Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fatty Acid 0.5g, Cholesterol 195mg, Total Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 44g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.19g

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