Cheesy crab triangles

Jackie O'Callaghan


Great for an appetizer or with a salad.

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20 Min


35 Min


onion, minced
2 can(s)
white or lump crab
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 can(s)
whole water chestnuts, chopped small
dash red pepper flakes (optional)
8 oz
cream cheese
1/4 c
grated swiss cheese
phyllo or fillo dough
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat over to 350 degrees
Melt cream cheese
Melt butter
Clean and drain crab
Chop onions and water chestnuts
Mix crab, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, water chestnuts and onion, lemon juice and red pepper flakes
Unwrap fillo dough ( it’s very important to have all ingredients ready before dough is unwrapped as it dries out quickly)
Place1 sheet on the counter or chopping board, brush with melted butter, do this with 5 sheets
Cut sheets into four squares ( you will need to make another batch ( 5 sheets) for 8 triangles)
Add mixture
Press down on sides to make sure mixture does not leak out and brush with butter
Place on cookie sheet (ungreased) and bake for 30-35 minutes until brown

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