Crunchy Hot Crab Bites
Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 1/2 cups lump crabmeat -- drained - all shell bits removed
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice -- OR
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon peel -- finely grated
1 green onion -- minced
2 tablespoons parsley -- minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce hot pepper sauce -- to taste
1 teaspoon hot prepared mustard -- or to taste - such as cajun, creole or chinese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter -- melted
16 melba toast rounds
1/2 cup Swiss cheese -- OR
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded
Combine crab, lime juice, lime peel, green onion, parsley, worcestershire sauce, mustard & pepper sauce. Taste & adjust seasonings. Brush melted butter on toast rounds & arrange in a single layer in a broiler pan.
Top each round with a portion of the crab mixture, then 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese. Broil until cheese is melted & crab mixture is hot.
Makes 16 appetizers.
© Jim Catanich