Saturday, March 22, 2008

Aunt Selma's Crab Melts

I'm a recipe collector...and a foodie from way back. My memories of family gatherings include a mental picture of all of the good things that the women in my extended family would bring to the table. I treasure the recipes collected from my elders. Grandma's Butter Cookies, oh my. When the cousins get together we always talk about sitting in Grandma's breakfast nook after church on Sunday, eating ice cream with Gram's Butter Cookies and her Homemade Chocolate Sauce. Auntie Boots Cheesy Bread is wicked good and her Caper Dip is always a winner, she always had the whole family for a salmon dinner at their beach house...I have that menu committed to memory. If I had all of Aunt Janet's recipes for all of the good stuff that woman bakes I would be as big as a house. Aunt Selma has passed away, every time I make her Crab Melts I think of her...she was a great Auntie, funny and sassy...always a big hug for "the girls". We had Aunt Selma's Crab Melts for lunch on Sunday...oh yeah...this is the stuff memories are made of.


1 cup flaked crab meat
1/4 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Mix and spread on English muffins or *Triscuits, place in oven on broil and bake until cheese melts and bubbles.

* I toast the English muffins before I spread the crab mixture on them...then place under the
broiler. The *Triscuits are great to serve at cocktail hour, I don't always broil them....I often serve them cold.

Toasted muffins, topped with plenty of crab mixture and ready for the broiler.

Hot out of the oven....lunch is ready!

Shakin' it up. The Husband likes his Crab Melts melted, I like them this way...ohhh gooodness. Toast the muffin, top with crab mixture and a few slices of avocado on top. Sometimes I'll add a lettuce leaf and a thin slice of tomato....okay...I'm officially hungry now.


tami said...

And I am hungry right now too. I went blogging to avoid eating, and there they are those yummy crab melts. I like the avacado idea too, even on the melted ones. Happy Easter to you and Vern!

Jerrie said...

I am so making those after I can taste again. I love, love, love crab -my family doesn't so much, so more for me! :)

Diane Mandy said...

Wow! That looks good!