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Chesapeake Crab Strata Recipe

Chesapeake Crab Strata   


1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 eggs beaten
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups unseasoned croutons
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pound special crab meat


Place butter in an 11 X 7 X 1 1/2 inch baking dish. Heat in a 325 degree oven until melted, tilting to coat the dish. Remove from oven; spread croutons over butter; top with cheese and set aside. Combine milk, eggs, mustard, and Old Bay; mix well. Pour egg mixture over cheese and sprinkle crab meat on top. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until mixture is set. Remove from oven; let stand about 10 minutes. Cut and serve. Yields 6 to 8 servings. Excellent for brunch.

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