California Crab Sandwich

California Crab SandwichRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Reader Tom Trapani, of Millbrae, California, likes to make this sandwich when fresh Dungeness crab is in season and less expensive. He also serves it on toasted French bread with a slice of tomato.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 547
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Protein 30 g
Fat 24 g
Satfat 8.1 g
Carbohydrate 53 g
Fiber 5.9 g
Sodium 1003 mg
Cholesterol 98 mg


12 ounces shelled cooked crab
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
8 slices sourdough sandwich bread, toasted
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup alfalfa sprouts


1. Mix crab, cream cheese, mayonnaise, onions, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a medium bowl.

2. Spoon mixture onto 4 slices of bread. Top each with some avocado and sprouts and another slice of bread and cut in half.