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Video: How to Make James Beard's Deviled Crab

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

August 28, 2015


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


If James Beard said, “I have maintained all my life that this is the best cooked crab I have ever known,” then, well, you just have to make it. The love child of the classic crab dip and a succulent Chesapeake crabcake, this recipe for baked deviled crab gets a refreshing bite from celery, green peppers, parsley, and green onions. The sweet crabmeat is topped off with a golden-brown crust of Saltine crackers, teaching us a lesson on simplicity as it hardly needs any accompaniment—except, perhaps, a glass of Champagne or dry white wine as we savor the last bit of summer. Watch the step-by-step video below, as director of house operations and events Victoria Jordan Rodriguez invites you to make one of Mr. Beard's favorites.


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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.