As kids, my brothers and I loved these crab puffs and would beg our Mother to make them all the time. They are very easy to make and super delicious.
I haven’t had them for a couple of years now, and this past weekend, I decided that I it was necessary to the continuation of my well-being that I have them again, so I raided my parents’ house for the recipe while they were winter camping, bought the ingredients and made them.
My only issue with the whole process was the waiting time for them to freeze before I could pop them in the oven and eat them, although, thankfully the leftover cheese mix was yummy all on it’s own.
Next, mix the cheese spread, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, softened butter and drained crab together in a bowl until everything is well blended. You can also change the amount of ingredients based on taste if you would like to, I normally don’t even measure the ingredients, because there are no chemical reactions that occur that are vital to the taste of the dish, unlike bread recipes, etc.
Spread the cheese and crab mix on each of the muffins, making sure to fully coat the entire top of the muffin.
Cut each muffin into small bite sized pieces, I cut each into 8 pieces. Place all the pieces on to a lined baking sheet and freeze. You must freeze the bites before broiling, since that will create a crust on top before the inside is thawed, which keeps all the cheesy goodness on the inside and not all over your pan.
Once frozen, you can broil them for about five minutes, until the tops are nicely browned. Any bites that you don’t want to cook right away can be stored in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer.
|I didn't wait as long as I should have for them all the freeze, as you can tell by the pool of cheese around the bite.|
¼ lb softened butter
7 oz drained crab meat
1 ½ tsp mayonnaise
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp seasoned (or unseasoned) salt
6 oz of cheese spread
6 English muffins
Cut English muffins in half and place cut side up. Combine first six ingredients. Spread cheese mixture onto English muffins. Cut into bite sized pieces. Freeze. Store in sealed bags in freezer.
To Serve: Broil until top is puffy and brown, about 5 minutes.