Crunchy Hot Crab Bites

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 16
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1 1/2 cups crab mead -- drained, all bits of shell removed
1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon muice
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 medium green onion -- minced
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot prepared mustard -- (or to taste)
4 dashes liquid hot-pepper sauce -- (or to taste)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter -- melted
16 pieces melba toast rounds
1/2 cup grated swiss or sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation / Directions:

Simple to prepare ans serve. If you like, use tuna, small cooked shrimp or even deviled ham in place of the crab. Preheat broiler. Combine crab, lime or lemon juice, lime peel, green onion, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and hot-pepper sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings. Brush melted butter on toast rounds and arrange in a single layerin a broiler pan. Top each round with a portion of the crab mixture, then with 1-1/2 tsp cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and crab mixture is hot. Makes 16 appetizers.

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