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Old Point Comfort She-Crab Soup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 pound backfin crab meat
  • 5 drops onion juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon, grated rind only
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/4 pint heavy cream, whipped
In the top of double boiler, melt butter and blend with flour until smooth. While stirring constantly, slowly add the milk. Then add crab meat, onion juice, mace, pepper, lemon rind and salt, and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Serve in warm cups with one tablespoon of sherry and a topping of whipped cream. Serves 6.
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