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Crab Melt

Hi Everyone,

It seems lately everyone in my house has been too busy to have dinner, so it’s been pretty much fend for yourself night, every night, which is nice, but sometimes it’s nice to make a family dish.  I miss sitting together as a family and eating together.  I think that it is so important. Time goes so quickly in life and I think it’s a good foundation to keep the relationships and communication alive.  It seems everyone rushes in, says hi, and then off they go.  My step-daughter goes to work or is out with friends and my Husband wants to work on his car or works late.  One thing that should be routine is dinner.   As a kid, we always ate dinner together, whether my Mom made dinner or we would order out.  Maybe that’s old school, but I still think it’s important.

Well tonight’s recipe I made last week on one of my fend for yourself evenings.  I wanted a sandwich, which shouldn’t surprise you, that would be different than my normal, quick and easy to make, so I came up with my cheesy crab melt.

This was the first time I have ever had a crab melt.  It tasted just like a crab cake.  So if you like crab cakes than this is the sandwich for you.  Whats even nicer is it can be put together in a matter of minutes, rather than making crab cakes.  However, one day, I plan on making my own crab cakes, that’s something I haven’t accomplished yet.  That’s on my cooking bucket list along with several other things.

I have recently been on a crab kick lately since I made my crab wontons back in January.  I buy the cans from Trader Joe’s, and its real crab meat, not imitation crab which I don’t like.  I think imitation crab has no flavor, but this crab does.  I’m wondering how it would be plain dipped in butter?

Crab Melt
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Serves: 2 sandwiches
  • 6 ounces crabmeat, canned, drained
  • ¼ cup regular or low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. sweet bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped celery
  • 1 tbsps finely chopped onion
  • 2 pickled jalapeno slices,diced (optional)
  • 1 oz cheddar cheese, shredded or sliced
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. To make Crab Salad
  2. In a small bowl, add crab meat, mayonnaise, Cajun Creaole Seasoning, bell pepper, celery and onions. Mix until combined. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. To make sandwich, Butter top and bottom piece of bread, add crab salad to slice of bread, top with cheese. Place sandwich on a griddle and cook until cheese is melted and bread is browned.
Calories for Crab salad not including cheese, bread or butter: 73.6, Fat: 3, Cholesterol: 50, Sodium: 563, Potassium: 26, Carbs: 4.8, Fiber: .02, Sugar: 0, Protein: 8.1

Calories as a sandwich with 70 calorie slices of bread: 275, Fat: 10, Cholesterol: 57, Sodium: 870, Potassium: 26, Carbs: 33, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 0, Protein: 16
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Serving size: 1 sandwich

My dinner timer is going off.  Have a great day!!!


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