This might interest you, JF .
Here's a recipe I entered into a local "club cookbook" circa 1988. The book is a treasure, but nearly falling apart. I haven't made it in years, but it was very good and had excellent feed back.
Company Krab Bake
2 C. Best foods mayo
2 C. half and half
10 slices firm high quality white bread with crusts removed and reserved
1 lb. of the new imitation Krab, shredded
9 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sauteed in butter
1 5 oz. can water chestnuts, chopped
2 ribs of celery sliced paper thin
2 green onions with green tops, sliced
1 2oz jar pimientos, chopped
1/4 C dry sherry
Stack slices of bread and cut into cubes, reserving crusts
In your largest mixing bowl blend the mayo and half and half till smooth.
Add and mix remaining ingredients. Turn into a well buttered large flat pan. Make breadcrumbs in a blender from the reserved crusts, and toss with melted butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole and chill overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.
Note: today I would use buttered Panko bread crumbs for a nice crunchy top.