Hot Crab Hero Recipe
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Hot Crab Hero Recipe

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These rich sandwich slices make great appetizers, whether you’re entertaining at home or taking a special dish to a carry-in dinner. —Beverly Mix, Missoula, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 163 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Slice bread horizontally in half; spread cut sides with butter. Top with cheese; spread with crab mixture.
  2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned. Cut into slices. Yield: 12-14 slices.
Originally published as Hot Crab Hero in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p37

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 62265
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Delicious! My husband and I made a meal out of it by putting it on Ciabatta bread and making a sandwich with it."

KGosh User ID: 6110951 140643
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"Very good and very easy! Definitely making it again. I can't get enough of it!"

rey99 User ID: 6074004 62250
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"My mother used to do this 40 yrs ago. Was just looking for it to recall whether it was 2-1 mayo or sour cream. It's quick, easy and yummy. Use shrimp as a change. Also, I use the broiler to crisp the top for the last few minutes and keep the bun from going too hard. The old recipe we had called for longer in the oven; 20 - 25 min sounds way better. Good party app .. will do it tonight"

JG2 User ID: 4184563 74656
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"Try plain yogurt, even lowfat should work okay."

mrscdgogan User ID: 3511333 119105
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"is there a substitute for the mayo that I could use? I absolutely hate mayonaise, but I really want to make this!"

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