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  1. 2 tb Butter

  2. 1 White onion, small, or -shallot 1 tb Flour

  3. 1/2 c Broth, water, or white wine

  4. 3/4 c Cooked (or 6-1/2 oz can)

  5. -crabmeat, drained And flaked CHEESE TOPPING: 2 tb Butter

  6. 2 tb Flour

  7. 4 oz Parmesan cheese (1 cup),

  8. -grated 4 oz Swiss or Gruyere cheese,

  9. -grated 1 Loaf white bread

  10. 1 minute; stir in broth, cooking until smooth. Add crabmeat, simmer

  11. 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from fire; cool. Cheese Topping: Melt butter, add flour to make a roux, and cook two or three minutes. Add cheses, blend well. Remove from fire, cool, then form into small firm, round balls. Cut bread into canape-sized pieces; saute in butter. Spread each with the crab mixture; then place a cheese ball over the crab. Just before serving, place in hot oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Makes about 50. From: A Salute to Cheese, by Betty Wason, Hawthorn Books, Inc.,

  12. 1966. Shared by: June Hoffman,


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