Monday, June 23, 2008


Crisfield, Maryland, is the home of this recipe. Read about Crisfield at Wikipedia, and check out their photo of Crisfield's water tower with the Crab Logo. There are some serious crabbers in that town, and this is a serious crab sandwich. This recipe comes courtesy of the Maryland Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Office of Seafood Marketing, who published "Maryland Seafood Cookbook I, Traditional Tidewater Recipes." If you try it, come on back and leave a comment by clicking on the comment link at the end of this or any post.

Crisfield Crab Burgers
1 lb. crabmeat
2 Tbsp. minced green pepper
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup small cubes mild cheese
few drops Worcestershire sauce
few drops hot sauce
salt, to taste
lemon and pepper seasoning, to taste
8 hamburger buns split in half
grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Remove cartilage from crabmeat. Mix crabmeat with all but the last two ingredients. Put hamburger buns on a cookie sheet and lightly brown under broiler. Remove from heat and spread crabmeat mixture on bottom of buns. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Broil 4 inches from broiler, until lightly browned and bubbly. Serve at once. Yield: 8 servings


jaime said...

these are the BEST!!!
I make them every time I have extra crabmeat.
Great cookbook for MD seafood - I've had it for years and have made these crab burgers over and over again.

Judy said...

Hi, Jaime. Thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting my blog.