She Crab Soup
I've been making this recipe for over 30 years. Makes a wonderful first course.
1 quart of milk/cream
6 tablespoons of butter
1/4 small onion
1/2 pound of crab meat
3 oz of roe or 2 hard cooked egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup flour
Heat cream or milk. Melt butter and saute onion. Let simmer until soft and add crabmeat,
egg yolks or roe. Add flour, paprika, cook 3 to 5 minutes. Do not let flour brown. Add hot cream/milk and simmer 20 minutes. Add Sherry. Serve additional sherry at the table for individual taste.
Option: Whip heavy cream and serve a dollop of cream in each bowl of soup.