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Crab Salad Tea Sandwiches

I make these sandwiches for showers, weddings, and special family events. I got the recipe from a friend many years ago while attending the wedding of their daughter. They are so delicious, you can't stop at just one. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah


  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 cups reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 8 cups cooked fresh or canned crabmeat
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 48 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 48 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Green onions, cut into thin strips, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; gently stir in crab and eggs. Refrigerate.
  • With a 3-in. round cookie cutter, cut a circle from each slice of bread. Spread each with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Top with lettuce and 2 rounded tablespoonfuls of crab salad; sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with onion strips if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • randcbruns
    Aug 13, 2016

    This is a simple but tasty crab egg scald. My family enjoys it and it is prefect for a tea party. Something fun from time to time

  • Beema
    Jan 1, 2016

    Outstanding. My New Year's Eve guests gobbled these down and asked for the recipe. I will make these again. The same recipe could be made using chicken instead of the crab, or even shrimp would work.