Crab Melts

Crab Melts with TABASCO Sauce

 

These cheesy Crab Melts are an old-fashioned favorite with a creamy crab mixture and melted cheese on top of an English muffin. They’re wonderful when you want a little something different for brunch or a snack and they only take minutes to make from a few simple ingredients.

I like to add TABASCO® Sauce to the crab mixture and then add a few more shakes just before eating.

Crab Melts with TABASCO Sauce

 

I had the opportunity to visit Avery Island in Louisiana last Spring and was hosted by the makers of TABASCO® Sauce. We ate such wonderful food while visiting including some crab melts like these for breakfast one morning. And they were delicious! I could have eaten 5 or 6 of them.

Avery Island- Tabasco Sauce

 

Avery Island - Tabasco Sauce

 

Since then I’ve made them multiple times at home and they always disappear in a hurry.

Crab Melts with TABASCO Sauce

 

To make the crab mixture, I mix together crab meat (canned is fine, or use fresh crab meat if you have access to it), with mayonnaise, celery, onion, garlic powder and TABASCO® Sauce. It’s the heat from the TABASCO® Sauce that really perks up the flavor.

Crab Melts with TABASCO Sauce

 

I then spread the mixture on split English muffins and top with cheddar cheese and broil until hot and bubbly.

Crab Melts with TABASCO Sauce

And don’t forget a little extra TABASCO® Sauce. TABASCO® Sauce has always been my go to to sauce for spicing things up. I love the versatility it has and that there are so many different flavors. The Chipotle or Garlic Pepper Sauce would also be fantastic on these Crab Melts.

Crab Melts
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup very finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon TABASCO sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can lump crab
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 English muffins, split
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, celery, onion, garlic powder, and TABASCO sauce.
  3. Fold in crab meat and cheddar cheese.
  4. Spread mixture evenly on English muffin halves. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  5. Broil until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I appreciate the opportunity to share products I love and use in my own kitchen.

5 thoughts on “Crab Melts

  1. I saw this picture and was drawn into memories of a similar childhood dish, long forgotten! It didn’t have Tabasco but am happy yours does, so thank you for this recipe

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