Mash the potatoes, while still hot, with the butter. For a plainer mash, simply keep back a little of the cooking water from the potatoes. Season to taste, then add the chopped herbs if you wish. I would choose one or other flavouring, not both. Line a pie dish with half the potato. Mix the crab and cream and spoon into the lined dish. Cover with the rest of the mashed potato and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 15 minutes.
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