Little River Inn's Crab Au Gratin

Description: Created by Kathleen Hurst, Richard Hurst’s mom. This recipe is great year round. Ingredients: 4 oz grated American cheese 1 tbsp garlic 1/4 lb butter 1/2 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 lb lump crabmeat 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 tsp each of red & white pepper 2 tbsp parsley 1 tsp salt 3 sticks finely chopped celery 1 tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce Directions: 1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. 2. Add flour until thickened. 3. Cook this roux over low heat, stirring often for 10 minutes. 4. Be sure not to brown your roux, it should be a white roux. 5. Add celery, stir and cook for 3 minutes. 6. Add cheese, whipping cream, milk, parsley and seasonings. 7. Cook until cheese is melted and sauce thickens. 8. Fold in crabmeat and transfer to casserole dish. 9. Brown in oven and serve. Recipe compliments of Chef Richard Hurst Little River Inn 833 E Main St. | New Iberia, LA 70560 337-367-7466