||Crab-stuffed Baked Potatoes
Bill Bradford, Manager, Jan Z's by the Sea
4 medium to large baking potatoes
1/4 cup crab meat
1 Tbsp Old Bay Seafood Seasoning
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
enough milk to bind mixture
1 3-oz can sliced mushrooms or 3 Tbsp fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, reserve 1/3 cup
Bake the potatoes. Meanwhile, season the crab meat with the Old Bay by working it into the crab meat with your fingers. Refrigerate until needed.
When potatoes are cooked, carefully scoop out potatoes (reserve the potato skins) and mash thoroughly adding 2/3 cup of cheese and using a bit of milk to moisten.
Over low heat, in a small sauce pan, melt butter and saute onions and mushrooms until just softened, gently add seasoned crab meat. Then combine crab mixture with the mashed potatoes. Moisten as needed with milk. Pile the mixture into the potato shells. Sprinkle with reserved 1/3 cup cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Yield: 4 main-course servings, 8 appetizer servings