Main Meal Recipes > Crab Stretch

How to make crab stretch:
A tasty way to make relatively expensive seafood go further.


2 dressed crabs
20 medium sized mushrooms peeled and sliced
1/2 pint milk
1 level tablespoon butter
1 heaped tablespoon flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup grated cheese
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- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the mushrooms and cook until soft (about 20 minutes).
- Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms in the pan.
- Stir.
- Cook for 1 minute.
- Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time.
- Season.
- Add the crab flesh.
- Pour into an ovenproof dish.
- Cover with breadcrumbs and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes until heated through and the cheese and breadcrumbs have become golden brown.