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Crab-Egg Cracker Spread Recipe
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Crab-Egg Cracker Spread Recipe

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This chunky spread always disappears in a twinkling at holiday gatherings. With plenty of crabmeat, hard-cooked eggs and a touch of hot sauce, its hearty kick goes great with crackers, chips or veggies. It was one of my father's very favorite appetizers. -Peggy West Geaorgetown, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1-1/2 cups flaked fresh or 1-1/2 cups frozen crabmeat
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 113 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 407 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Stir in the crab and eggs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Crab-Egg Cracker Spread in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p34

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Very tasty chunky spread for crackers. It would also make a good seafood sandwich spread!I used the imitation crabmeat and it worked fine."

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