Messy Crab

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2 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced or mashed
1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter or margarine
2 tblsp all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
2 to 3 large cooked Dungeness crabs (about 2 lbs. Each), cleaned and well cracked
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup chopped parsley
lemon wedges
crusty French bread


How to make messy crab:
  • In a Dutch oven, cook the onion and garlic in the butter until onion is soft.
  • Add the flour and cook, stirring, until flour is golden.
  • Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in the milk and cream.
  • Return pan to heat and bring to simmering, stirring.
  • Add the crab, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes or until crab is heated through.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the parsley.
  • Ladle crab and broth into shallow bowls ; pass lemons; dunk bread in the broth.