Cream of Crab Soup


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 180g butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 500g cooked crab meat
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 stick celery
  • 750ml milk
  • ⅔ cup dry white wine
  • 250mls water
  • 1 cup cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Peel and quarter potatoes, cook in boiling salted water until tender.
  2. Drain and mash well.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  4. Add onion and celery.
  5. Sauté, until onion is transparent.
  6. Add flour and cook a few moments.
  7. Remove from heat and slowly stir in milk, water and wine.
  8. Return to heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  9. Season to taste.
  10. Add lemon juice and potato and simmer slowly, covered, for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add cream and crab meat.
  13. Stir in parsley and heat through gently.

Can be put through a blender to give a rich smoothness.

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