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Ultimate Crab Rolls

  • Dungeness
  • Active Time:20 min
  • Total Time:20 min
  • Servings:4
  • Difficulty:Intermediate
Photo by Ali Banks

Ali says "Every summer I go on a lobster roll bender, but the best way to fix winter in the Midwest is with a light crab roll. Combining my summers on the East coast with West coast crustaceans makes me super happy in Chicago. If you can find potato rolls, I think they're the best, but any soft, doughy bread will do. Potato chips or fries on the side are a must!"


  • 1 Dungeness crab, picked clean of meat from bodies, knuckles and legs Available In Our Premium Subscription Box

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 scallion, dark green part thinly sliced, light green and white part minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 4 soft hot dog buns (preferably New England-style or potato buns)

  • Old Bay Seasoning or celery salt (optional)


In a medium-size bowl, stir together crab, mayonnaise, lemon juice, hot sauce, and minced scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, melt butter until the foam dissipates. Sear buns cut-side down until golden, about 1-2 minutes. Flip to briefly toast and warm the outside, about 30 seconds.

Place toasted bun on a plate and fill with crab mixture. Garnish with sliced scallions and Old Bay seasoning or celery salt, if using.


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