We have made this a couple of times, and it’s tasty enough, but not very filling. We are hearty eaters at The Common Room. You need substantial side dishes- hearty rolls or biscuits to go along with this.
2 cups imitation crab meat, flaked
2 cups whole milk
2 cups half and half
3 tablespoons butter
2 lemon peel strips
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
salt and pepper to tste
2 Tablespoons sherry, dry (optional)
1/2 cup crackers, crushed (saltines, oyster crackers)
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker- except sherry and crackers. Stir well. Cover and cook on low for 3-5 hours. Just before serving, stir in sherry and cracker crumbs to thicken. makes about 2 quarts.