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A classic crab roll is perfect for any time of the year. Today, I’m sharing with you this amazing, tasty, classic crab roll.

There’s no better way to enjoy crab than by making your own crab roll at home!

Classic Crab Roll Recipe

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get down to business.

Okay, not really – this is a super lunch and the end result will amaze you.

You know how I love easy lunches, and this is no exception!

Classic Crab Roll Sandwich Recipe Ingredients

Regardless of the time of year, you can pull out your crab legs and enjoy a nice sandwich.

Close your eyes, take a bite and pretend you’re sitting on the beach or up on the boardwalk somewhere – overlooking the bay as you watch the ships pass by. The lighthouse off in the distance… It’s perfect!

I like to have my seafood with some Cape Cod Potato Chips and a good local brew.

Now that you’re in the mood, here’s your recipe!

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Easy, Classic Crab Roll Recipe

Classic Crab Roll Recipe

Scrappy Geek
An easy to make classic crab roll recipe will whisk you away to the oceanside!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • • 4 King Crab Legs
  • • 4 Slices Multi-Grain Bread
  • • 1/4 Cup Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise
  • • 1/4 Cup Green Onion chopped
  • • 1/4 Cup Tomato chopped
  • • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • • 2 tbsp. Melted Butter
  • • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Fill a large pan with 1 to 2 inches of water. Bring to boil. Add crab legs. Boil for approximately 5 minutes. Remove crab legs from water. Set aside and let cool.
  • Dice green onion and tomato into small pieces. Slice lemon in half. Set aside.
  • Add butter to small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven at 250 degrees F.
  • Use hands to break lobster apart at joints. If you can pull crab meat from shell without breaking further, go ahead. Otherwise, take knife and make one continuous cut down each shell. Pry shell open with fingers and remove crab meat.
  • Cut crab meat into various sizes. Place crab meat in medium mixing bowl. Drizzle 1 tbsp. melted butter over crab meat. Stir. Add diced green onion, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, freshly squeezed lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir. Place in refrigerator.
  • Lay 4 slices multi-grain bread on aluminum foil sheet. Drizzle 1 tbsp. melted butter on top of slices. Place in oven for 3 to 4 minutes or until just crispy (rotating sides halfway through). Remove bread from oven.
  • Flex bread into shape of hot dog buns. Scoop crab meat mixture onto bread. Plate your crab rolls onto serving dishes and enjoy with some Cape Cod Potato Chips and ice-cold beer.

What’s your favorite seafood sandwich?

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