Heat oven to 375 degrees. Saute onions and green pepper in 3 tablespoons butter or margarine until tender in saucepan. Add flour; mix until smooth. Stir in Half and Half gradually; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Stir in small amount of hot sauce into egg yolks; add to remaining sauce in pan; heat 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add cayenne, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and chives; mix well. Stir in crab meat. Spoon crab mixture into 6 buttered ramekins, custard cups or 1 quart casserole. Combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine; sprinkle on crab mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown. Makes 6 servings.
» This recipe is credited to Miss Nicki Dixon of Crisfield, MD and was the Grand Prize Winner in the 1967 National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, MD.