The Silver Linings Playbook; Crabby Snacks
  • ½ cup butter
  • can crabmeat, drained
  • one jar Old English Cheese spread (see notes if not available, i.e. in Australia)
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 6 english muffins, halved
  • Old Bay Spice
  1. Melt together the butter and crabmeat (over the stove or in the microwave), then stir in the mayo and garlic powder.
  2. For an extra zing, mix in 1 tbsp of Old Bay spice (see notes if in Australia/if unavailable) with the crab mixture.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture thinly over the English muffins. Some say to freeze it but it didn't seem to make a difference.
  4. Grill for 5-10 minutes until bubbly.
The recipe for crabby snacks that Matthew Quick mentions came from his mom's friend some 30 years ago, off the back of a Kraft Old English Cheese jar.
We don't get Old English Cheese Spread here, so the next best thing-- easy cheese spread, with a bit of sharp cheddar, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
No Old Bay seasoning? Shake together the following in a bag and store.
1 tablespoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon paprika
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch ground dry mustard
1 pinch ground mace
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cardamom
1 pinch ground allspice
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground ginger
ingredients list from Leitesculinaria
Recipe by In Literature at