David Burke's Crab Royal Sandwich

David Burke's Crab Royal Sandwich
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A sellout at my Bloomingdale's' restaurant, my Crab Royal Sandwich redefines the role of a typical crabcake, and gives crab a place among all of the other "salads" we use to make sandwiches with.

4
Servings
1415
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the crab salad

  • 2 Pounds cooked crabmeat
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 Cup minced chives
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the sandwich

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 Cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 8 Slider buns
  • French fries and tartar sauce, for serving

Directions

For the crab salad

In a sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the onions, peppers, and celery. Cook until the onions are transluscent, about 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked vegetables with the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the sandwich

To make the coleslaw, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix until smooth. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onions to the mixture and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 

For the sandwich, place a ½ cup of the crab salad on the bottom of a slider bun. Top with ¼ cup of the coleslaw, a slice of Cheddar cheese, and the top 1/2 of the bun and serve with french fries and tartar sauce on the side. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
84g
93%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
240g
100%
Protein
46g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
975µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
168mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
1426mg
100%
Choline, total
121mg
28%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
50g
100%
Folate, total
480µg
100%
Iron, Fe
60mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
470mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
21mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
818mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
91µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1677mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
521g
19%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

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