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Don't let lobster have all the fun! Crab is just as delicious on a buttery toasted bun, especially when amped up with mayonnaise, lemon, Old Bay, and cayenne.

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Credit: Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, Old Bay, and cayenne. Gently fold in crabmeat.

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  • Heat a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium, about 8 minutes. Generously brush top and sides of buns with butter. Place buns, flat-side down, in skillet and toast, flipping halfway through, until crisp and golden on both sides, about 3 minutes. Line inside of buns with 1 to 2 lettuce leaves; divide crabmeat among buns. Drizzle tops with remaining melted butter; sprinkle with chives and more Old Bay. Serve, with lemon wedges and potato chips.

Cook's Notes

Top-split buns are narrower than side-split, so you get a greater ratio of crab to bread.

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