Is there anything better than breaking into those red, salty, delicious crustaceans and digging for the largest piece of crabmeat you can find, drowning it in butter and chasing it down with a beer?
Probably not . . . but if there was it would be this grilled cheese.
Last weekend, while I was shopping in the BUSIEST Macy's I've ever been to in my life and eating brunch alfresco in Astoria Queens with my best friends, I missed a crab feast here in DC.
Luckily my better half saved me a few little crabbies and came up with this brilliant grilled cheese idea. (Although I will take credit for the old bay butter)
Crab Stuffed Grilled Cheese with Old Bay Seasoned Butter
The meat of 2 medium sized female crabs
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 pieces of bread
3 pieces of American Cheese
1. Place your butter in a food processor and pulse with the Old Bay Seasoning until it is combined. Butter the top sides of your bread with the seasoned butter.
2. Buttered side down, place one piece of bread on a frying pan with the stove top on medium heat.
3. Place 1 piece of cheese on top of the bread, then some of your crab meat then place another piece of cheese on top of that. Top with the rest of the crabmeat, cheese and then the second piece of bread butter side up.
4. Toast each side until golden brown and your cheese is melted. (About 1-2 minutes each side)
Serve right away with tomato soup! Yum.