Outer Banks Catch feature recipe: Easy crabmeat pie

By on May 23, 2018

It’s crab season in the Pamlico Sound!

Outer Banks Catch doesn’t mark seasons by weather — more fun to so with the seasons of our favorite wild-caught seafood.

Blue crabs are coming out strong, and whether you choose to cook your own or let someone else stand over the stove and serve you, they are a must-have for the next several months.

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Want a quick meal at home that will impress both family and guests? Then this simple crabmeat pie recipe from our partner, the N.C. Department of Agriculture’s Goodness Grows in North Carolina, is the perfect dish.

Easy crabmeat pie
1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
1 cup milk or light cream
6 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
2 eggs
6-8 ounces crabmeat
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons seasoned salt

Sprinkle cheese and crabmeat in the bottom of the pie shell. Mix and pour remaining ingredients over crab mixture. Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. Yield 6 servings.

Cooked crab can be purchased at Outer Banks Catch retail members. To find the one nearest you, go to www.outerbankscatch.com. Cooked crab meat should be clear white meat with touches of pink and little or no odor.

Crabs when sold fresh and uncooked should be alive and lively. Cooked crabs have a bright red shell.

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Soft-shell crabs, which are blue crabs that have shed their shell should have a bluish-gray color.

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