Phenomenally good crab and the best lobster roll I’ve ever tasted.
— Trip Advisor Review, 2015

Crab Sandwiches

serves 4

2 crabs, each about 500–600g, or 1 crab about 1kg white and brown meat extracted

2–3 tablespoons good quality mayonnaise

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

Squeeze of lemon juice, to taste (optional)

8 slices of wholemeal bread, about 5mm thick

Softened butter, for spreading

Lemon wedges, to serve


Mix the brown crab meat with 1-2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise, season to taste and add a little lemon juice if you wish. Butter the bread and spread a couple of tablespoonfuls of the brown meat mix on to half of the slices.

Lightly season the white meat and pile it on top of the brown meat. Ideally, you want to use about double the quantity of white meat, although it depends on your taste and how much brown meat you've managed to get out of your crab(s).

Spread a little mayonnaise on to the other slices and place on top of the white meat. Cut in half or into quarters and serve with lemon.

Any leftover crab can be mixed together and spread onto hot buttered toast.