1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pint milk
1 pound white crabmeat (I use imitation
and it turns out fine)
1 pound Monterey jack cheese, grated
1 cup grated cheese (Cheddar, sharp, etc.
whichever you prefer) for topping
Melt butter. Add flour, pepper, and salt. Make a paste by adding milk slowly. Gradually stir in remaining milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly to make a thick white sauce.
Into greased baking dish (I use a 3-quart dish) layer: 1 pound white crabmeat 1 pound grated Monterey jack cheese white sauce. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of baking dish. Top the last 5 minutes with more grated cheese.