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Hot Crab Hero Recipe

Hot Crab Hero Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the 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 at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Yield: 12-14 slices.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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