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Swedish Crab Canapés – Krabbsmorgas

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Swedish Crab Canapes - TheRecipe.Website

Swedish Crab Canapés (Krabbsmorgas)

A classic recipe from the lovely Swedes. The crab canapes are soft and delicate but flavoured superbly and served on a small round of toast.
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Course: Canapes
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 213kcal



  • Heat the butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat and stir in the flour.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk together the egg yolk and the cream.
  • Remove the butter mixture from the heat and stir in the cream mixture.
  • Whisk over low heat until thickened-do not boil.
  • Combine the crab meat, sherry, dill, salt, pepper, and the cream sauce in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Toast the bread on one side under a hot broiler and cut each slice into quarters.
  • Mound the crab mixture on the untoasted side of the pieces of bread.
  • These may be prepared in advance to this point and refrigerated.
  • Immediately before serving, heat under a preheated broiler until hot and lightly browned, about 1 minute.


  • Ideally the crab should be fresh but if unavailable then canned, or frozen crab meat can be used. Make sure you pick through it to ensure no shell remains.
  • Heavy cream is the best  option but if you prefer, half and half or milk can be used.


Sodium: 261mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Potassium: 177mg | Cholesterol: 132mg | Calories: 213kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 4g