Crunchy Hot Crab Bites
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
"I used homemade vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock, and added a pinch of smoked paprika. This is such a nice, simple recipe, thanks to the poster!" - janemarie1960
"Cinnamon-spiced apples are baked with a sweet oat crumble topping in this easy apple crisp...." - denise
"I bought a very cheap roast and stabbed it all over with a fork (just to make sure that it was dead). I used the mixed dry ingredients as a rub before sprinkling the rest over the meat. Like other people, I cut the dressing mix somewhat (but I did so to reduce the sodium content and not ... " - millereg
"You might as well bake pumpkin bread in the large batch called for here, because everyone ..." - jjohn32
"This is my first pizza sauce yet takes like a long held family secret! Truly pizzaisque!" - carla a.
"I use neufchatel cheese to cut down on the fat content. I always make a double batch and add 1 pound of fried and drained ground turkey to one batch. If soup is too watery, I add instant mashed potatoes just until it slightly thinkens." - patti c.