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Cajun Crab Soup

12 Crabs
1/4 lb Butter
2 Ribs celery , chopped
1 lg Onion, minced
8 sl Lemon, slices
1 Egg, hard boiled, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tb Flour
1 cn Tomatoes (#2 can)
3 Sprig thyme
4 Sprig parsley, minced
1 1/2 ts Paprika
6 tb Sherry

Clean and halve crabs. Melt butter and add flour, mixing constantly until golden brown. Add onions and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add crabs and then pour in 3 cups of HOT water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in tomatoes, celery, thyme, parsley, and 6 cups HOT water. Let boil vigorously about 1/2 hour. Add sherry, lemon, hard boiled egg, paprika, salt and pepper. (if soup becomes to thick, pour in Hot water until desired consistency is reached) Let simmer for 1/2 hour.

Serves six

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