Crab and Gruyere melts

Crab and Gruyere melts


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About this recipe: A great sandwich that's packed full of flavour. Sliced ciabatta is topped with crab, cream cheese and Gruyere, then baked to perfection. Serve for lunch or dinner with a big green salad.


Serves: 4 

  • 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 135g cooked crab meat
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 4 thick slices ciabatta bread, cut in half
  • 365g grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until fluffy. Mix in crab, garlic, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Spread onto bread and top with cheese. Place on a baking tray.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese has melted and browned slightly. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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