Saturday, January 5, 2013

Yuletide Crab Puffs

Contributor: Lori Ann Sibbett
2002 Cowley Cookbook

1 lb. flaked crab meat
2/3 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
2 T chili sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 T fresh parsley, minced
1 1/2 or 2 cups mayonnaise

Mix above ingredients together until well blended, adding enough mayonnaise to make the mixture bind together. Refrigerate this mixture until shortly before serving. You will use this mixture to fill the puffs (recipe below).  Yields 4 cups filling.

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour, sifted
4 eggs

Bring water to a boil; add butter. Stir this mixture until butter i melted. Add flour, stirring until dough forms a ball. Cool dough mixture. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, until very thick and lemon colored. Stir eggs into cooled dough and mix thoroughly. Drop onto a baking sheet by teaspoonfuls. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool puffs on rack.

Slice and fill with crab mixture just before serving. Do not fill puffs very far in advance of serving; the result will be soggy puffs.

This recipe can be made ahead of time, filling just before serving. Puffs can be frozen for later use.

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