posted by scooby 03-18-101 12:43 PM
Although "real" she crab soup used the roe, most people just don't have the eggs available unless they are doing their own crabbing and picking their own meat. You can substitue a couple of hard boiled egg yolks in place of the roe.
She Crab Soup
1 pound crab meat with crab eggs
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium yellow onions, minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 quart hot milk
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces dry sherry
8 ounces heavy cream
Melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onions until they are soft. Add the crab meat and crab eggs. Saute for a few seconds. Sprinkle the flour over the crab mixture and stir until the flour blends with the butter. Add the hot milk gradually, stirring constantly. Simmer very slowly for 20 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the sherry and cream. Heat to just below the boiling point.
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