She-Crab Soup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All: Recipes, Remembrances, and a Little Riotous Behavior

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All

By Mary Martha Greene

Published 2021

  • About

She-Crab Soup is a quintessential Lowcountry dish. It was created in Charleston by William Deas, the butler and cook for the city’s mayor on the occasion of a visit by President William Howard Taft in the early 1900s. Apparently, Taft, who was known for his girth and appetite, liked it so much that he took the recipe back to the White House and had it added to the menu.

True she-crab soup contains crab