Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Deviled Crabs

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Deviled crabs are a quintessential Gullah dish similar to crab cakes. I like to serve them in cleaned crab shells for a pretty presentation. Ask your local fishmonger for the crab shells—they may sell them. Or, you can bake the deviled crab in small ovenproof dishes, too.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pulse the onion, celery and red bell pepper in a food processor until minced. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced vegetables and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sherry, seafood seasoning, mace and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled vegetables. Fold in the crabmeat and cracker crumbs. Spoon about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the crab mixture into each crab shell and brush with melted butter. Place the crab shells on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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