Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Time: 20 minutes. This sandwich is also great served open faced, using toasted bread. Lynn Blair invented it one day when she was trying to figure out what to do with leftover crab.

  • Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches


  • 4 none slices sourdough French bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • none Ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
  • 1/2 pound shelled cooked crab or canned lump crab
  • 1/2 none large avocado, sliced thin
  • 2 none very thin slices red onion, rinsed, dried, and separated into rings
  • 4 ounces Swiss, gruyère, fontina, or jack cheese, sliced thin


1. Spread bread slices with mayonnaise and sprinkle with white pepper. Layer 2 slices with crab, avocado, onion, and cheese. Set remaining bread slices on top and spread each with 1 tsp. butter.

2. Melt remaining 2 tsp. butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Put sandwiches in pan, unbuttered side down, and cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 6 minutes total.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 757none
  • Calories from fat: 56%
  • Protein: 46g
  • Fat: 47g
  • Saturated fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 973mg
  • Cholesterol: 195mg

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