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She-Crab Soup Recipe

For Marie:

She-Crab Soup Recipe

1 T. butter
1 qt. milk
1/4 pint cream (whipped)
Few drops lemon juice
1/8 t. mace
1/8 t. pepper
1/2 t. Worcestershire
1 t. flour
2 cups white crab meat & crab eggs
1/2 t. salt
4 T. dry sherry

Melt butter in top of double boiler & blend w/flour until smooth. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.
To this add crab meat & eggs & all seasonings except sherry.
Cook slowly over hot water for 20 min.

To serve, place 1 T. warmed sherry in individual soup bowls, then add soup & top w/whipped cream. Sprinkle w/paprika or finely chopped parsley. Secret: if unable to obtain "she-crabs_, crumble yolk of hard boiled eggs in bottom of soup plates. Serves 4-6.
(Source: Rea Bryant Church, Charleston, SC) Athena in DE

She-Crab Soup!
A soup to remember!
The feminine gender
Of crabs is expedient-
The secret ingredient.
The flavor essential
Makes men reverential
Who taste this collation
And cry acclamation.
(Author Unknown) Athena in De

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