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Open-Faced Crab Melts

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"'Over the years, I've seen these versatile sandwiches please guests at occasions from fancy teas to last-minute suppers,' writes Florence McClelland, Fredonia, New York. 'To serve them as appetizers, I add some chili sauce and a little prepared horseradish to the crab mixture,' she notes."
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Ingredients

10 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Broil English muffins 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. In a bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper and tarragon. Spread over each muffin half; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Most helpful positive review

Having a crabber hubby and always looking for new crab recipes, I tried this new recipe.I used to just put crab on a muffin and broil cheese. It was boring, so I looked up these recipes. I subb...

Most helpful critical review

Tarragon actually overwhelming, as was the pepper, maybe if you double the crab it would be OK. But I won't be trying this again.

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Having a crabber hubby and always looking for new crab recipes, I tried this new recipe.I used to just put crab on a muffin and broil cheese. It was boring, so I looked up these recipes. I subb...

I make a similar recipe. I slice up cheese, then a tomato. To add more flavor, I add worcestershire sauce, a dash of hot sauce, cocktail sauce and cream cheese. Then I top the split english muf...

These were pretty good, nothing too spectacular. I wanted to add a bit of horseradish but did not have any, I think that if I added just a bit it would pep this up. I will say that I enjoyed t...

I thought this was a quick, simple recipe and one that, as the originator said could be used for any occasion from a teaparty, shower to an unexpected luncheon guest. I like to have something in...

Outstanding lunch! I split 2 english muffins and lightly toasted them (warmed them up), spread some Mayo, light coating of creamy horseradish topped with crab. Put in broiler for 90 seconds, c...

These made were a delicious, quick weeknight dinner. I loved the addition of horseradish, and I even added a little Frank's Red Hot for some extra "zing". Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing ...

Oh, were these good! I added some hot sce, horseradish mustard and a little sour cream/mayo combo. Topped with tomato and mixed greens with provolone chz instead of cheddar! I gobbled down an ex...

Tarragon actually overwhelming, as was the pepper, maybe if you double the crab it would be OK. But I won't be trying this again.

Very Good! Especially since I used fresh dungeness crab. I omitted the tarragon and used alot less mayo. Just enough to moisten and added some minced scallions. I toasted the english muffins but...