This is a nice recipe for crab pies. I like crab but you need to use it sparingly, it has a subtle taste and can quickly dominate if you fill the pies with too much. First of all, the ingredients:
375g Ready-made shortcrust pastry [actually, I make it myself but no problem with ready-made]
190g crabmeat [just buy one dressed crab] should cost about £6
200ml single cream
1xheaped tsp dry English mustard
Grated lemon rind
Paper Muffin cases
Salt & pepper
I have tried all sorts of variations in quantities over the years but honestly these are correct.
Set oven to about 200C. Roll out the pastry sufficient to make 12xpies and line the Muffin cases. Bake blind 5-mins at the most. Remove from oven. Spoon crab meat equally into bottom of each Muffin case. Chop spring onions quite fine and spoon equal amount into each pie case.
Mix together eggs, cream, mustard, salt and pepper, lemon rind and then pour over crab + onions. Add grated Parmesan. Bake approx. 15-20 minutes. Stand for 5-10 mins before serving.