Sunday, January 19, 2020
Celebratory Crab Treats Recipe
I've talked to a few people about the cookbook my sister and I are working on together. We decided to do this not only to share some of our favorite recipes, but also because of the role food has played in our lives and healing. After losing our mom, our mutual love of baking helped bring us together and turn us from sisters into friends.
This recipe is one we both instantly knew we had to include- the appearance of Crab Triangles at any event growing up signaled celebration! Despite living in Maryland and having crab readily available, it was expensive and, frankly, our family was e a bit on the broke side often. So every party got sausage bread (and you may just have to wait for the book for that recipe), but New Years, milestone birthdays, graduations, etc. called for something extra special.
Crab was on sale at the grocery store this morning, so it seemed a perfect time to make a batch so I could snap some photos. Little did I know that this was going to remind me of exactly why we're writing this book- food can connect you to the past. One taste of these made me feel like a kid again. I remembered waiting so anxiously for the cheese to get bubbly, and slowly savoring each bite (because each kid was only permitted 1-2 triangles). I ate (at least) 6 this morning, and was almost expecting Mom to pop up and yell at me for it.
If you know me, you know I cannot abide processed cheese items when real cheese is so good and so, well, real, so I've swapped out jarred cheese for cheddar. I also added some seasoning and significantly backed off the mayo and butter amounts so they would be less greasy.
I hope they make you feel like celebrating.
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
6 English muffins, halved
1. Set your oven to broil- this comes together really quickly!
2. Mix crab, butter, mayo and cheddar together.
3. Spread the crab mix generously on each of the English muffins.
4. Broil for 3-4 minutes until the mixture bubbles and starts to brown.
5. Cut each half muffin into 4 equal triangles and serve.