Crab Melt Sandwiches

(Pacific Northwest)

Low and slow is the way to go with these Crab Melt Sandwiches. Lowering the heat allows the cheese to melt before the bread becomes overly toasted.

We found this toasted crab salad sandwich recipe in Better Homes and Garden Appetizers Special Interest Publication earlier this year. I'm sure we'll be toasting with these for many years to come!


  • 1-8 ounce package of flake-style imitation crab meat or 1 cup-Fresh crab meat-picked over for shells

  • 2 Tablespoons-Mayonnaise

  • 2 Tablespoons-Sour Cream

  • 2 Tablespoons-Chopped Green Onion

  • 1 Tablespoon-Snipped Fresh Dill

  • 2 Teaspoons-Lemon Juice

  • 3 Tablespoons-Butter-softened

  • 1/8 Teaspoon-Cayenne Pepper

  • 4 English Muffins, split

  • 4 Slices Swiss Cheese


Preheat broiler. In medium bowl, combine the imitation or fresh crab meat, mayo, sour cream, green onion, dill, and the lemon juice. Set aside. In small bowl, combine butter and cayenne pepper.

Generously spread outsides of English muffins halves with the butter mixture. Place 4 of the muffin halves, buttered side down, on baking sheet.

Top with the swiss cheese. Broil for 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.

Remove them from the oven.
Spoon the crab meat mixture onto the cheese-topped muffin halves, buttered side up.

Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Add the crab melt sandwiches; cook for about 6 minutes or until muffins are golden brown, turning once.

Serve immediately.."get 'em! while they're hot!"

This Crab Melt Sandwiches recipe serves 4 for a lunch, snack or light dinner. It also makes a nice tray of crab appetizer's as well. Simply cut them into 4 parts...makes 16!

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