Fake Crab Salad Sandwiches

Fake Crab Salad Sandwiches created by Parsley

This recipe uses those fake crabmeat "sealegs" you find in the grocery store. I can hear the purists out there groaning already. Fake crab is actually made with real fish, but seasoned to taste like crab. My daughter has a particular fondness for sealegs, and this is one of my favorite ways of preparing it for her. I don't think fake crab tastes much like real crab at all and highly recommend you do give real crab a try sometime. But for those times when you don't have any real crab, why not give this a try? It doesn't matter if you use "flake style" or "chunks" or "legs" in this recipe.

Ready In:
10mins
Serves:
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ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat
  • 12 cup Miracle Whip (regular or light) or 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red onions, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional Accompaniments

  • 4 hamburger buns or 4 other soft rolls
  • 4 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried

directions

  • Drop fake crab into a food processor (or one of those hand crank food processing bowls) and pulse just a few seconds- to break up the crab into small chunks (don't go overboard).
  • Add Miracle Whip and pulse (or hand crank) another couple of seconds until crab is minced and all is blended.
  • Stir in finely chopped celery and red onion (do this by hand or you will end up with mush).
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve on a soft bun with lettuce.
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"This recipe uses those fake crabmeat "sealegs" you find in the grocery store. I can hear the purists out there groaning already. Fake crab is actually made with real fish, but seasoned to taste like crab. My daughter has a particular fondness for sealegs, and this is one of my favorite ways of preparing it for her. I don't think fake crab tastes much like real crab at all and highly recommend you do give real crab a try sometime. But for those times when you don't have any real crab, why not give this a try? It doesn't matter if you use "flake style" or "chunks" or "legs" in this recipe."

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  1. EastCoastKate
    Great recipe! I love the fake seafood salad sandwiches at the deli and grocery store but always wanted to make my own to save some money. Was stuck for a dinner idea tonight so i whipped this up. Glad I did. The salad is so tasty, simple and a cinch to make. I did it all by hand as I didn't feel like getting my food processor out. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Katanashrp
    Delicious salad. A little sprinkle of lemon juice and it was perfect. Thank you.
  3. mommyoffour
    I made this for our roadtrip and we loved it. We made sandwiches on croissants and they were so good. I wouldn't change a thing on this recipe, it was perfect. Thank you for sharing with us.
  4. ratherbeswimmin
    A very simple recipe that makes a super-delicious sandwich. Perfect for my brown bag life. I love fake crab and am sure to make this many times. Thanks Heather.
  5. MrsKnox2016
    Fantastic recipe--I've tried other krab recipes before trying to replicate what I've paid almost $5 for from the deli department and have failed to be impressed. I was going to diced this all up by hand, but decided last minute to use the food processor method as described. Super quick and definitely a tasty lunch served on honey wheat bread! I didn't use the full amount of miracle whip...just enough to get it moist. Think I'll make up a big batch of this and keep in the fridge for last minute lunches/dinners each week!
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