When I went back home to Miami last month I had a chance to eat fabulous crab and cheese sandwich in one of the food trucks that serve town. It was really great so I decided to make one after coming back to Georgia for the new school semester. What is pretty cool about all kinds of sandwiches is the fact that you can use any kind of bread or cheese you like, my favorite cheese is provolone but feel free to use any type you wish. The original one I ate in Miami was made with cheddar and multigrain bread. Also crab meat can be quite expensive sometimes so you can substitute it for imitation crab although don’t expect the same results because they taste differently.
Ingredients (1 sandwich):
3 oz crabmeat (or imitation crabmeat)
1 scallion finely chopped
1/4 tsp old bay seasoning
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
2 slices of your favorite cheese
2 slices of bread (choose whichever type you want)
Finely chop crabmeat and in a bowl mix with scallions, old bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Don’t add salt because old bay seasoning already is salty as well as cheese adds some salt.
Spread mixture on one slice of bread, top with slices of cheese and cover with the remaining slice of bread.
Smear grilling pan with olive oil, preheat to medium heat and place sandwich in the middle. Place something heavy (such as heavy pot) on a top of the sandwich to gently squeeze bread and make slices stick together. Grill on goth sides until cheese is melted and bread is crunchy.