Toast topped with a delightful mayonnaise and cheese mixture, with a taste of lemon pepper! It's easy to do ahead, and delectable. The crab is entirely optional but quite delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
12 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, onion, cheddar, crabmeat, mustard, and garlic powder.

  • Arrange bread slices on a cookie sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture on each slice. Sprinkle the bread slice liberally with lemon pepper spice (this is the key ingredient, so don't be shy with the spice!).

  • Broil for less than two minutes.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 40.3mg; sodium 488mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I cant believe that no one has rated this!!!! These are GREAT. I did add a few cloves of fresh garlic in w/ the red onion when I processed it. Also used Chicken of the Sea lump crab meat and added 2 cans. Didnt have any party pump, so did it on party rye. Made a few to taste, as I am taking them to a party...so I have 2 cookie sheets made up, so all I have to do is broil them when I get there!!!!! I wish I would have made the mixture this morning as I think the flavors would have mixed together a little more, but all in all these are really easy and good!!! Thanks Janet and Linda!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
made this 2 times. First time just as recipe was written.The 2nd time i made it I made some changes instead of mayo i used sour cream.And instead of pumpernickel Iused rye.The 2nd time was wonderful and everyone loved it!I got asked for the recipe several times. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I cant believe that no one has rated this!!!! These are GREAT. I did add a few cloves of fresh garlic in w/ the red onion when I processed it. Also used Chicken of the Sea lump crab meat and added 2 cans. Didnt have any party pump, so did it on party rye. Made a few to taste, as I am taking them to a party...so I have 2 cookie sheets made up, so all I have to do is broil them when I get there!!!!! I wish I would have made the mixture this morning as I think the flavors would have mixed together a little more, but all in all these are really easy and good!!! Thanks Janet and Linda!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
Oh, was this awesome good! We were really taken by surprise on this one. Maybe it was because there were no photos to show us what we were in for, and I'm happy to give it its first. More likely it was because of the lackluster (read boring) name for these. "Janet's Appetizer? " This is a disservice to Janet! Also, in my opinion the crab is what makes these! It should NOT be optional, and the word "crab" should be part of the title. I could easily see this baked and served warm as a dip or spread, but I served this broiled on crostini and loved it. As for preparation, one cup of minced onion was way overload for me. I took that down to 2 T. and was quite pleased with that. My suggestion is to start off with a lesser amount of onion and add more to taste. I used a good, 4-year aged cheddar and pasteurized crab meat. I took one taste of this, cold, and it was very good. Heated, it was remarkable. It didn't look like it though. It had a boring, pasty look to it, but some fresh minced red and bell peppers fixed that right up. CELANE47, this is indeed delectable as your description states, but you MUST see if the recipe can be modified to include the crab in the dip as a mandatory part of the ingredients and come up with a better title. I suspect this will not be given the attention it deserves and will continue to be ignored (6 reviews in 11 years?) if the recipe continues as it stands. Meantime, hopefully this review and my photo will help change that. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
made this 2 times. First time just as recipe was written.The 2nd time i made it I made some changes instead of mayo i used sour cream.And instead of pumpernickel Iused rye.The 2nd time was wonderful and everyone loved it!I got asked for the recipe several times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
This is a great recipe! Janet if you are able I think that you should rewrite your recipe description. It doesn't include the part where you mention the crab until you actually open it up...so it sorta reads like...cheesy mayonnaise toast. As great a recipe as it is I think you need to make it stand out...this 'keeper' needs to be!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
Terrific recipe. I have made twice now and these are gobbled up by my guests. The first time I followed recipe exactly. The second time I made these I reduced the amount of mayo increased the cheese just a tad and added two cans of crabmeat and a dash of red pepper. The second batch was much better and not so mayonaisse-y. You are right....the lemon pepper is the key. Thanks so much...great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2011
We tried these did just as the recipe states and I didn't like them at all. My husband thought they were ok and everyone else at the party tried one and I think out of kindness just didn't eat anymore but they didn't comment either. They weren't horrible just not very good either. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
The first time we followed the recipe but then the second time we put it in a dish as a dip served with crackers and the dish was still warm when the dip was all gone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2019
I would recommend subbing half the mayo with sour cream. Definitely include crab. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
This is a great recipe -- like one of the other reviewers I added some bell pepper for color. Everyone loved them and it was a huge hit. In all the flurry of having a party I forgot to add the lemon pepper seasonong and they still turned out delicious! Read More
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