8 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 qt. whole sweet Milk or Half & Half 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped pimientos 2 tablespoons butter 1 lemon, Juice and rind only 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/4 pound crab meat (cooked)
Combine flour, salt and pepper and mix into a paste with part of milk. Add peppers and pimientos to balance of milk and cook 5 minutes over a low heat. Add flour paste and stir constantly until thickened. Add butter, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and crab meat. Simmer gently until hot.
Based on a Recipe in The Pirate's House Cook Book, Frances McGrath
For Chicken A La King: Omit lemon and Worcestershire sauce. Use 1 1/2 lbs cooked boned and chopped chicken instead of crab meat. Add 8 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms, if desired.
Serve over pasta or biscuits.
285 calories, 18 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in carbs.