David Burke's Crab Royal Sandwich

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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
1883
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
8 sliders

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. 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
138g
100%
Sugar
38g
N/A
Saturated Fat
52g
100%
Cholesterol
435mg
100%
Protein
69g
100%
Carbs
96g
32%
Vitamin A
1406µg
100%
Vitamin B12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
53%
Vitamin C
216mg
100%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
8mg
38%
Vitamin K
180µg
100%
Calcium
950mg
95%
Fiber
13g
51%
Folate (food)
295µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
418µg
100%
Folic acid
72µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
38%
Magnesium
186mg
47%
Monounsaturated
35g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
63%
Phosphorus
1054mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
45g
N/A
Potassium
1802mg
51%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
53.7%
Sodium
2726mg
100%
Sugars, added
17g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
56.5%
Trans
3g
N/A
Zinc
12mg
82%

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