Thursday, January 20, 2011

Delightful Crab Bites





I think delightful is a really delightful word.


To explain, let’s start with another word that is still in the nice spectrum but far surpasses delightful in feeling…but also with the work required to get there – that word is perfection. Perfection is pretty hard to beat, but perfection might mean you have worked 3 hours on icing one cake. That is a huge amount of work for perfection.


Let’s face it, perfection often then costs the most.







A second word to show you where delightful fits in my brain is decent. Decent is almost always acceptable, most people would not send decent back. However, does decent put a smile on your face?


Now on to that word I truly adore, delightful. Delightful is light, you barely break a sweat for delightful – it often results in a smile and can often lead to a little bit of laughter.


This is why I love the word delightful, you do not expect perfection but you laugh in the face of decent.


These are delightful….and delightfully borrowed, albeit slight modified from AllRecipes







INGREDIENTS

• 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained
• 5 ounces Old English cheese, jar
• 1/4 cup butter, softened
• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 pinch garlic salt
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
• Red Pepper Flakes
• 6 English muffins, split in half







DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cover a baking pan with foil.


In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine crabmeat, cheese spread, butter or margarine, mayonnaise, garlic salt, parsley, chives, and red pepper flakes. Mix well, and spread on English muffins. Cut the muffins into quarters and arrange them on your baking sheet.


Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Broil the muffins for the last minute to get them toasted.


Remove from oven, let sit for about 5 minutes…get ready…smile




52 comments:

Design Wine and Dine said...

Perfectly put. Or rather delightfully said! :)

What a wonderful appetizer! I LOVE anything with crab...throw in some cheese, chives and an english muffin and well, I'll eat the whole tray!

Marisa Midori said...

Mmm I love crab cakes! These look delicious! (and delightful)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Deliciously delightful (it sounds even better)! Lovely fingerfood.

Cheers,

Rosa

Rosemary said...

That looks like a perfect pantry appetizer I could get ready any time. (As long as I had some English muffins in the freezer!) De-e-e-elightful.

PALATABLE said...

These are beautiful and appetizing!


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Lyndsey said...

These are beautiful, and interesting with the old English cheese in it. Yum...perfect for any gathering!

Pam said...

These would be very dangerous for me...I'd want to eat all of them.

LDH said...

Any recipe described as delightful is one I need to try :) Thanks for sharing!

Alexia said...

These look wonderful.

teresa said...

i would definitely qualify this post as delightful, as are those crab-bites. the flavors sound wonderful!

girlichef said...

I definitely think delightful is delightful! As are these crab bites...it would make me feel incredibly delightful to eat a few :D

Megan said...

I used to make something similar in wonton wrappers. They definitely sound delightful!

HollyL said...

These look wonderfully DELIGHTFUL : )

Brenda said...

Oh these look so good.. :) & that would be a good idea to take take Indigo to a zoo or museum. Where do you live? Most museums have a monthly free day (:

Zoe said...

What a delightful small bites!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow these look absolutely heavenly!

xo

Lisa said...

Delightful says it all. I'd love to pop a couple of these into my mouth.

Barbara said...

These look marvelous! Love that you used Old English cheese. Perfect football snack food.

Maris said...

I was JUST at the grocery store and this makes me want to go back out and buy crab. Looks fabulous!

FOODESSA said...

Dear Delightful Jen...you made a very tasty treat...especially since I love crab.
I can imagine the versatility in this recipe...cause it will certainly come in handy. Thanks ;o)

Have a great day and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

How funny! This is a recipe that's been in my recipe box for YEARS. A girlfriend made this and we all loved it and asked for the recipe. I haven't made this in forever and what a great reminder to bring it back out! Thanks for sharing!!! I hope you'll link up one or some of your great recipes to Saturday Swap this week. Have a super weekend!!!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What a treat indeed! Lots of favorites in one bite, what could be better!!!! Simply delicious! Just love your great ideas and flavors for canapes!

Jenn said...

My mom makes something very similar to this..though yours is much more sophisticated! I think my mom just uses the old english and crab meat!! Yours look wonderful....I wonder if they would go good with coffee, cause I want a whole plate right now!!!???!!

dailydelicious said...

I will make THIS :)
I think it will be very delicious (I judge by looking at your photo, haha)

Angie's Recipes said...

I wish I could have a few of them! The crab bites look irresistible.

Clements Family said...

Yum! Those do look delightful!

Brownieville Girl said...

They look delicious - and so easy!!!

Your blog is delightful (couldn't resist!!)

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Thanks for linking up this fun recipe to Saturday Swap! Have a super weekend Friend!!

Southerncook said...

This sounds like a quick and easy appetizer and so good as well. Anytime crab is used it has gotta be good. In our area we have fresh crab year round and I may make these for my next gathering.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Val said...

You have sold me on these delightful bites of goodness...

Daisy said...

I like the word delightful too. come to think of it, I might use it to describe way to many bites of food. but it's the truth! glad someone else understands.

Sara said...

Mmmmmm, these look so tasty! Definitely need to try these!

Ellie said...

Looks delicious. ...I think small bites are just delightful.
You have some lovely recipes and lots of talent. Love how you improvise.

Thank you also for taking the time to visit my blog and commenting. Especially kind of you...~Ellie

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

As a native Maryland girl, there's not much more I can resist than crab meat. These little bites are precious and look so delicious. Perfect for a winter party! Thanks for sharing, Jen. Have a great weekend with your fam!

Annie said...

These crab bites look...delightful! Seriously though, they looks really delicious and would make a great appetizer for a fancier dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Love the plate, the tablecloth, the crab bites. Everything.

Jacqueline said...

Hopped over from Saturday Swap. These look delightfully delicious and sinfully good. I know they would be a huge hit! Wow, can't wait to smell then taste them.

Lisa said...

YUMMMEEEE!!! They look so good. Visiting from Saturday Swap.

Monet said...

These would make such a delightful appetizer. I love how you use english muffins as the base of these treats. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy yourself and eat well!

Foodiva said...

This post is delightful, as are these crab bites, I'm pretty sure! And they are delightfully easy too!

Mary said...

These morsels sound delicious. I'm always looking for warm appetizers and I've just found a new one to add to my roster. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

mr. pineapple man said...

yum!!! looks sooooooooooo delicious! wanna bite!

Chef Dennis said...

I must say those crab bites do indeed look delightful!! and delicious I might add! I think pretty much anything with crab gets my attention, and then when you put in that cheese you just pushed it over the top!
Thanks for making me hungry!
Dennis

Lindsay said...

These look delicious and easy! Lovely photos, too.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Anything involving crab is delightful! :)

Kat said...

I never thought about it, but yes, I guess "delightful" is a really happy word. :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

I absolutely LOVE crab, these look divine!

Rick said...

The letter of the day is D. As in delicious.

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Those look soooo good! Can't wait to try them. :-)

Sara said...

I adore crab! And I really like that you make these in bites! They can be perfect for appetizer as well as for full meal!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

These are definitely delightful! I really love the word "sumptuous"...wouldn't that work as well?

Tracy said...

These look absolutely divine! Pass that plate over here please! :-)