Old Dominion Crab Stack

Old Dominion Crab Stack (serves 4)


8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned

3 tablespoons butter

4 English muffins, split, toasted and buttered

8 slices ripe tomato

1 1/5 to 1 3/4 cups hollandaise sauce

8 slices cooked ham


Prick legs and claws of each crab with the tines of a fork to prevent popping. Saute in butter about 4 minutes on each side over moderate heat. Please toasted English muffin halves on plate. Top each with ham, then tomato and cooked crab. Spoon 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce over each. Serve immediately.

Blender Hollandaise: Place in blender: 4 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. At medium speed, very slowly add 1 cup butter which has been melted to bubbling but not browned. Blend and additional 10-12 seconds until sauce is thickened and smooth.

Total Calories: 902
Percentage of calories:Protein-19%, Carbohydrate-23%, Fat-57%, Saturated Fat-23%

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