Heat oven to 375 degrees. Saute onion and green pepper in 3 tablespoons butter 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 a small amount of the 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 in six buttered ramekins, custard cups or 1-quart casserole. Combine crackers and 2 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle on crab mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown. Serves 6.
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