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Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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This recipe comes from Scotland, where the crabs are plentiful and as fresh as can be.


  • Butter and fine bread crumbs for the dishes
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 tbsp all-purpo


Have ready 2 soufflé dishes or 8-10 individual ramekins. Brush the dishes with soft butter and scatter with fine bread crumbs, shaking out the surplus.

In a saucepan, melt the butter, then stir in the flour and cook gently for 2 minutes, stirring the while. Heat the milk and stir in, little by little, to make a smooth sauce. Add the bay leaf, onion, and seasoning to taste. Simmer very g