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Open Faced Crab Sandwiches

Remember Qwon Chi Rolls? No self respecting Alaska girl would eat a roll make with “Crab with a K” which we all know is really Alaskan pollack re-textured to remotely resemble real crab. My friends, don’t eat that pretend stuff. Look for real crab. It’s out there.


When I was a little girl, my parents would go out, and sometimes they would come back, bring their friends, and my mother would make open faced crab sandwiches. To me, they are still special; I get hungry just thinking about them.


They are fun, and easy to make.


You get Crab – the real thing. I like claw meat, but any crab you prefer, as long as it is REAL crab, will do. You put crab meat in a bowl. You add just a little horseradish, just a little fresh ground pepper and a little fresh ground salt. You add some of the green from green onions, not a lot, just a little, and then you add just a little mayonnaise.


Toast English muffins, and spread crab generously on the muffins.


Top the crab with grated cheddar cheese, and broil in the oven until the cheese is melted.


Now, they are ready to eat!


I think I had better go eat dinner . . . . I’m HUNGRY!

January 18, 2012 - Posted by | Alaska, Cultural, Food, Friends & Friendship, Recipes


  1. Now I’M hungry. And I’m eating? What is that?

    Comment by -M- | January 18, 2012 | Reply

  2. These look delicious. I love real crab also, and just happen to have some in the fridge, so now I know what I’m having for dinner tonight πŸ™‚

    Comment by Chef Gerald@bistrogerard | January 18, 2012 | Reply

  3. LOL, M, happens all the time πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Chef Gerald. I imagine you will find a way to make these uniquely your own. They are very old fashioned, very simple to make, and kept simple, lets the crab shine πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 19, 2012 | Reply

  4. These look to die for!

    Comment by momcat | January 19, 2012 | Reply

  5. They are good, Momcat. Oldies but goodies πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 19, 2012 | Reply

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