Crabbies are not the prettiest appetizer out there but they are one of the tastiest! Made from pantry quality ingredients, these humble bites are cheesy and delicious.
The best thing about Crabbies is that they are made ahead of time. This recipe will produce 72 triangles which you can keep in the freezer until you are ready to use them. They only take a few minutes to bake and make for an easy entertaining appetizer for your family gatherings and holiday get togethers.
If you would like to try another crab appetizer check out Crab Fritters.
You might also like Crab Meat Pasta Salad.
If you are interested in another warm, cheesy appetizer that can be made ahead and frozen, check out Fried Ravioli.
SOME THINGS TO KNOW:FAQ’S
- The one thing about this recipe is that the cheese is non-negotiable. You will need to find Kraft Old English Cheese Spread. It comes in a jar. If you cannot find it at your store, you can purchase it online.
- We always love the nooks and crannies of a Thomas English muffin but skip it here! Your generic grocery store brand of english muffin with close to a flat top will allow you to spread the cheese mixture evenly.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
- Cookie sheet
- Large bowl
- You can upgrade the crabmeat in the recipe from the basic canned crabmeat at the grocery store to a fresh claw or lump crabmeat.
- There are no good substitutions for the other ingredients.
HOW TO STORE CRABBIES:
- Place the Crabbies into an airtight freezer plastic bag or container for up to 6 months.
HOW TO REHEAT CRABBIES:
- Remove the Crabbies from the freezer. Place triangles onto an un greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until the tops of the Crabbies are lightly browned.
Add the cheese, butter, mayonnaise and garlic powder to a medium bowl.
Use a rubber spatula to combine well.
Gently fold in the crabmeat.
Spread a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture evenly over the top of each english muffin.
Place the english muffins into the freezer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
After 45 minutes remove the partially frozen english muffins from the freezer. Cut each english muffin into 6 triangles then return them to the freezer in an airtight freezer container or freezer bag.
- 1 package english muffins, 6 muffins
- 5 ounce jar Kraft Old English Cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
- 1½ teaspoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 ounce can crabmeat
Slice the english muffins in half through the center so you create 2 round halves.
In a medium bowl, combine the Kraft Old English Cheese, butter, mayonnaise and garlic powder. You need to have the butter extremely soft for it to blend easily. Make sure everything is combined well and smooth.
Stir in the crabmeat.
Spread a heaping tablespoon of the crabmeat mixture over the tops of the english muffins. You want the top to be completely covered, but spread fairly thin with the mixture. You should have enough spread for all 12 muffin halves.
Place the muffins onto a baking sheet and place it into the freezer. Let them freeze for 1 hour.
Remove the muffins and place on a cutting board.
Cut each muffin in half. Cut each half into 3 equal size triangles. You will get 6 pieces from each muffin.
Place the triangles into a freezer container and return them to the freezer until you are ready to bake them.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Place triangles onto an un greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until the tops of the Crabbies are lightly browned.
Serve at once.