Shrimp and Crab Au Gratin

“For me, this is the ultimate in comfort food. Rich and creamy, cheesy, and seafood all in one do you lose? I've been known to add a LOT more cheese if I'm in the mood, or toss in some Cajun seasoning to spice it up a bit. Prep time includes stove-top cooking time, cooking time is just the baking time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter (must be real butter, no margarine)
  • 13 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped fine
  • 12 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 13 cup flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, cooked and flaked
  • 12 ounces shrimp, cooked, shelled, and deveined
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 13 cup milk
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (use real cheese, not the pre-shredded stuff)


  1. Melt butter in medium frying pan.
  2. Add onions and celery and saute until soft.
  3. Meahwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks with salt and red pepper flakes and set aside.
  4. Add flour to pan, and mix well.
  5. Immediately add evaporated milk gradually, stirring constantly to thin flour mixture.
  6. Add regular milk, stirring constantly, until completely incorporated.
  7. Add egg yolk mixture, mix well, and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Remove from heat; add the crab and shrimp and mix well.
  9. Add 8 oz. of the cheese and mix well.
  10. Pour mixture into a well-greased 3-quart casserole dish.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  12. Bake uncovered at 375F for 15 minutes, until cheese melts.

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