Crab Pillow Appetizers

These are wonderful open faced sandwiches that make a delicious hot appetizer to pass at a party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp dry sherry
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup lump crab meat
  • 5 slices firm day old white bread
  • Salad oil
Directions:
  • In a bowl, beat together egg white, water and sherry until foamy.
  • Stir in cornstarch, salt, ginger and cilantro.
  • Squeeze crab lightly to eliminate any moisture, then stir into egg white mixture.
  • Remove crusts from bread, then cut each slice into four squares.
  • Mound about 2 tsp of crab mixture on each square, pressing it firmly to bread and rounding the corners.
  • If made ahead, arrange in a single layer in a baking pan, cover and chill for up to 8 hours.
  • In a large skillet ad oil to 1 and 1/2 inches deep and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Fry 4 squares at a time, crab side down, until edges begin to brown. About 30 seconds.
  • Turn over and fry for 10 seconds longer.
  • Drain on paper towels.

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