Heat 1/2 cup milk to the boiling point. Melt the butter, add flour, pour heated milk over the butter and flour, beat until creamy and allow to cool. Add egg, seasonings, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, blending well. Add crab and toss lightly. Fill crab shells or small dishes. Mix remaining mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of milk and brush on top. Finally, sprinkle with parsley. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until brown. Serves 4 to 6.
» Great for a brunch or lunch--this crab imperial has a company-good flavor. Serve it with fruit or a green vegetable.