Hot Buttered Crab

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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  • 4 medium-sized cooked crabs
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 2 anchovy fillets


Extract all the meat from the crabs. Wash and reserve the shells.

Mince the garlic and anchovies, then fry them gently in a little of the butter for about 3 minutes. Add the vermouth, lemon juice, and remainder of the butter, and season with the nutmeg and a good dash of Tabasco to taste. Stir in half of the bread crumbs and the crab meat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to b