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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 serving (1 slice) equals 163 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g 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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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."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

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

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"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

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

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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