Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner
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I used to make these a lot when all the kids were home - they all loved crab so and 1 can or whatever crab we had left from catching at Bodega Bay would feed the whole family.

I've been making these lately for our brunch with a little bubbly and we still love them. Maybe a new idea for someone? or a reminder to those who do make these.

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Crab Melts
For 4 servings

Make a bechamel sauce:
4 T. butter
4 T. flour
2 cups milk

Melt butter in a saucepan; add the flour and with a whisk, continuously
whisk the butter and flour over medium heat for 1 minute (this will get rid of the floury taste). Slowly add the milk and continue whisking until beginning to thicken.

Add one or two cans of crabmeat or approx. 1 1/2 cups of crabmeat; turn the heat to low and continue cooking just until all is heated through.

Toast 4 English muffins and put 2 halves on each plate; top with the crab mixture and grate a little cheddar cheese over the top.

Also good is if you have a little breakfast or other lightly spiced sausage, crumble it up and add to the crab mixture to heat through.
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  Re: Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner by cjs (I used to make these...)
Oh Jean I love crab melts! Those look so good. There's another reason to head back to the coast - good crab!!! Out here it's the fake crab or pay through the nose for questionable stuff in a tub.

When our friends used to own a restaurant in Isleton my favorite lunch there was the crawdad melt - lots of crawdad tails on toasted sourdough with jack cheese! Mmmmmmmmmm.
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  Re: Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner by cjs (I used to make these...)
Jean, my mom used to make those. She'd also make them with tuna. And I have a version that uses canned salmon and asparagus.

Thanks for the reminder. I have never served those to the kids.
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  Re: Re: Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner by esgunn (Jean, my mom used t...)
I absolutely love crab. I think it is my favorite food. I will have to try these.
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  Re: Re: Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner by Vanquisher (I absolutely love cr...)
Sounds good to me! Anything with Crab AND Bechamel....YUM!
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  Re: Re: Easy, Easy Brunch or Dinner by Gourmet_Mom (Sounds good to me! ...)
He'd be liking that! He loves crab, and I have a block of gruyere. Thanks, Jean.
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