Crab Muffins

JM Avallone

By
@jmas

I am sure some of you have seen and or eaten these before, I have been making them for 20yrs. I catered my brother’s wedding and he personally requested these, he was on a very small budget and there was no way I could make them for the huge wedding he had. So I had made just enough with real crab meat for the wedding party and I snuck in tuna for the rest of the guest. I did add some old bay for the tuna batches. as I opened the kitchen door there was a crowd waiting I did not get two steps into the hall before the platter was empty


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Serves:

96 pieces

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 Lb
crab meat (picked over well)
1/2 lb
butter softened to room temp
1 Tbsp
mayonnaise (please use the brand you love)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder, ( garlic salt can be used in a pinch)
1 tsp
seasoned salt (make your own see tips)
12
english muffins ( i use thomas)
2
5oz jars kraft old english cheese spread

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soften butter and cheese spread to room temperature, beat well with mixer with the garlic powder, Mayo & season salt.
2
Gently fold in picked over crab meat, spread over English muffins halves. Cut with a sharp knife in to four sections and freeze they do cut easier if they are slightly frozen.
3
Place on a sheet pan, cookie sheet whatever will fit in your freezer freeze till completely frozen. Sometimes I will put a sheet of wax or parchment paper on the pan but it is not necessary. Package in freezer bags and store.
4
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, take out as many as you are in the mood for and heat for 10-15 minutes until hot & bubbly and as brown as you like.
5
Tips: you see here it says to make your own season salt, there are many variations of season salt personally I skipped this step altogether as most call for garlic powder so it just depends on what mood I am in if I want some onion powder or salt I just toss in a bit so on and so forth most of the time all I add is the garlic powder feel free as always to tailor it to your liking I will post some salt recipes I have found. This season blend can also but used on chicken, fish, pork ect.
6
Season Salt recipes:Combine. Blend thoroughly, put into a shaker and use in place on other seasonings

#1- Lawrys

#2- 6 tablespoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
2 1/4 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon celery salt

#3- 2 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. garlic salt

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy