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                           CRAB SOUP WITH SHERRY
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Shallot,finely minced
    2       tb           Butter
    1       t            Flour
    5       c            Milk,warm
      1/4   ts           Worcestershire sauce
      1/8   ts           White pepper
    1       lb           Crab meat,flaked
    1                    Egg yolk,beaten
                         Salt
      1/2   c            Sherry,at room temperature
                         Lightly salted whipped cream
                         Paprika
 
   1. Saute the shallots in the butter in the top of a
   double boiler over direct heat until very soft but not
   browned. Stir in the flour. Add the warm milk slowly,
   stirring as added. Place over simmmering water, add
   Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and crab meat. Let cook,
   stirring frequently, over, not in, simmering water for
   15-20 minutes. (May be made ahead at this point up to
   about 1 hour before serving.) Cover and keep over hot
   water. stirring occasionally.
   2. Add a little of the hot soup to the beaten egg
   yolks and stir mixture back into soup. Season to taste
   with salt. Add the sherry and heat to steaming hot.
   3. To serve, ladle soup into warm bowls. Top each
   serving with a little whipped cream, sprinkle with
   paprika, and serve at once.
  
 
 
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