Crab & Gruyere Fondue

Serves 8   Total Time 25 min.



8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened

1 bunch scallions, chopped, with some green included

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups heavy cream

8 ounces (2 cups) grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese

1 tablespoon Dry Sherry

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste

1 pound jumbo lump crab meat

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cubed fresh bread 




1.  Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium-          high heat. Add scallions and sauté about 3              minutes, until soft.

2.  Whisk in flour. Add cream and whisk until                smooth. Stir in cheese and blend until smooth.      Add dry Sherry, cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon              salt (or to taste) and gently fold in crab meat          and parsley. Serve with bread. 


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