New Orleans Crab Canape Recipe

Step 1

Melt butter, add onion, and cook over moderate heat until onion is soft. Add flour, stir to blend, cook 1 minute; stir in broth, cooking until smooth. Add crabmeat, simmer 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from fire; cool.

Step 2

Cheese Topping: Melt butter, add flour to make a roux, and cook two or three minutes. Add cheses, blend well. Remove from fire, cool, then form into small firm, round balls.

Step 3

Cut bread into canape-sized pieces; saute in butter. Spread each with the crab mixture; then place a cheese ball over the crab. Just before serving, place in hot oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Makes about 50.

Things You'll Need

  • 2tb Butter
  • 1 White onion, small, or
  • -shallot
  • 1tb Flour
  • 1/2c Broth, water, or white wine
  • 3/4c Cooked (or 6-1/2 oz can)
  • -crabmeat, drained
  • And flaked
  • 2tb Butter
  • 2tb Flour
  • 4oz Parmesan cheese (1 cup),
  • -grated
  • 4oz Swiss or Gruyere cheese,
  • -grated
  • 1 Loaf white bread
  • Butter for sauteing

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