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                            DEVILED CRAB QUICHE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Chili seasoning
      1/4   c            Cold margarine, diced
      1/4   c            Lard, diced
      1/2   c            Finely grated Cheddar cheese
    3       tb           Cold water
    6       sl           Bacon, chopped
    2                    Onion, chopped
    4       oz           Crabmeat, flaked
    3                    Eggs
      2/3   c            Half-and-half
      1/2   ts           Mustard powder
      1/4   ts           Cayenne pepper
                         Salt to taste
                         Tomato slices (opt)
                         Italian parsley sprigs (opt)
 
   Preheat oven to 400'F. (205'C.). In a bowl, combine
   flour, salt and chili seasoning. Cut in margarine and
   lard until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add cheese
   and mix well. Stir in cold water and mix to form a
   fairly firm dough. Knead gently on a floured surface
   and roll out pastry. Set a 10 flouted flan pan with a
   removable bottom on a baking sheet. Press pastry into
   flutes and trim edge neatly. Prick base with a fork.
   Line pastry with waxed paper and fill with dried beans.
   
   Bake 15 minutes. Remove waxed paper and beans and bake
   5-10 minutes more or until dry and lightly golden. Fry
   bacon 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 2 minutes. Remove
   from heat; mix with crabmeat. Spoon mixture into flan
   shell. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, mustard, cayenne and
   salt. Pour into flan shell. Bake 30-35 minutes or
   until set and lightly golden. Garnish with tomato and
   parsley, if desired, and serve warm or cold.
  
 
 
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