This is one of my favorite appetizers to whip up for parties. It’s easy to put together, and people would never guess it’s gluten free. Everything I serve here is, and I bring gluten free items to pot lucks since I never know what I’m going to be able to have. I set this out with blue corn and regular corn tortilla chips (my family scoffs at the blue corn)! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.
12 ounces lump crab meat (double check for cartilage!)
1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese
2 jalapenos, seeds removed and diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large skillet over medium heat place the garlic and butter. When melted add the flour and slowly add the milk, stirring occasionally until thickened. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, the crab meat, the lemon juice and the jalapenos. When combined place the mixture into a 9×9 baking pan or 1 quart dish. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top and place into the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes about 2 cups.