Make a white sauce with 3 tablespoons of the butter, flour, mustard and milk; stir in lemon juice and parsley. Fold in crab. Spoon into six ceramic crab shells or similar utensils. Mix bread crumbs with remaining 2 tablespoons butter (melted) and sprinkle over crab mixture.
Before serving, bake in a preheated 400-degree oven until hot and topping is lightly browned--about 20 minutes. Serves 6.
» There are times when deviled crab can be the most wonderful food on Earth. They make a lovely brunch dish with a light champagne or a fine evening meal with a lightly chilled Alsatian Riesling.