Chesapeake Crab Strata
I had never tasted Chesapeake Crab Strata before. I had a 1# can of crab sitting in my refrigerator just screaming to be used. This is another very easy recipe to prepare and a great dish for the holidays especially if you are having guests. However, I wasn’t sure if it would taste as good as it sounded so I made it just for us. After all, I must taste test new recipes before I make them for others. It was very difficult not sharing all that delicious crab but we managed!
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place the butter into a 9” deep pie plate.
Place the pie plate with the butter into
the oven until the butter completely melts.
Carefully remove from the
oven and place on a hot pad.
Pour the croutons over the melted butter.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
Add the milk, dry mustard,
seafood seasoning, salt and pepper.
Whisk until combined.
Place the cheese evenly over the
croutons then pour the egg
mixture over the cheese.
Sprinkle the crab evenly on top
covering the entire top with crab.
It will be higher than the pie
plate but it will be fine.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until egg is set.
Let sit for 10 minutes then slice and serve.
Chesapeake Crab Strata
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 4 cups unseasoned croutons
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups milk
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp seafood seasoning (I used Old Bay)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 pound shredded crabmeat, picked through
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Put the butter into a 9” deep pie plate.
- Place the pie plate into the oven until the butter melts.
- Swirl the melted butter around the pipe plate then add the croutons.
- Place the shredded cheese evenly over the croutons.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the milk, dry mustard, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper then whisk well.
- Slowly pour the egg mixture evenly over the cheese.
- Sprinkle the crab meat evenly over the top. The crab will be higher than the pie plate so you can mound it toward the center if you need to but it will not boil over as long as you used a deep pie plate. The egg will set and everything stays in place.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the center is set. Let cool 10 minutes, slice and serve.
Categories: Bread, Casseroles, Eggs, Seafood
This looks soooo good! I grew up in Maryland (our motto is “Maryland is for crabs”), and loved visiting the Chesapeake Bay, so even the name appeals to me. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe.Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re welcome! I was thrilled with the taste. Merry Christmas!
Hmmm, that’s a little different. Sounds wonderful, though!
It was really, really good! Thanks Robin!
I’ll have to give it a try. My new recipe file is bulging….. 😀
Lol I know what you mean!
Recipe looks heavenly soulful and mouthwatering. i hope you will soon checkout my latest posts. Marry Christmas
Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
This looks both delicious and easy! I have some crab sitting in my freezer that may end up in this dish!
Thank you it was amazing!
Interesting…love the dish name ❣️ Merry Christmas to you and your family 🎄 🎄
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well! 🎄🎁
Merry Christmas 🎄 ✨🎄💫🎄
Thank you Daniela! I hope your had a wonderful Christmas as well!
I had a dip in the ocean, which is a privilege for me on Christmas day, and watched the sun go down with my hubby listening to the waves and flamenco music played live at the beach. Sounds like a relaxed X-mas spent outdoors 🥰.
You’re killing me…lol Here in Ohio it was mild and will get to 60 degrees on Friday but back to cold after that. Enjoy!
🤪, we did. It‘s back to bloody cold for us, too, now 😏.
Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you so much for this awesome receipe
Wish you a very hapy and merry christmas and new year
You’re welcome! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well!
Oh I wish I had some of your crab! Thank you Jack!
This looks quite interesting and from your response was very good. I have a can of crab that I bought for a Christmas dish and did not use, strata might be in my near future. Sounds like it would make a great New Years Eve dish.
I just love seafood! This was so interesting because the egg soaked into the bread and you couldn’t tell there was egg in it.
I love egg, seafood, pretty much everything in this recipe.
I’ve never heard of this dish, Diane! Looks so tasty!
Thank you! You can’t go wrong with crab!