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Crab Salad Sandwich

Crab sandwiches are delicate, so we prefer thin brioche toast with just crab, soft lettuce, a bit of creme fraiche, and some avocado.


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Freshly ground peppercorns, preferably pink
  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat
  • 4 leaves red-leaf lettuce
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices brioche, toasted


  1. Step 1

    Mix lemon juice, salt, creme fraiche, shallot, and chives. Season with pepper. Fold in crab. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Divide lettuce, avocado, and crab among 4 bread slices. Sandwich with remaining slices.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2008