Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mardi Gras Appetizer

So if you know me, you know I am a sucker for holidays.  I'm always planning for the next one (apparently before the existing one is even over)!  Up next, Mardi Gras, of course!  My grandmother, Louise, grew up in Louisiana on a rice and crawfish farm so this one has always a big one growing up.  Here's a family appetizer recipe to get things started (thanks, Mom!).

1Tbs. Mayonnaise
1/2- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Stick REAL butter, softened
1 Jar Old English cheese
1 Can Crabmeat, drained
English muffins

Mix together ingredients and spread on English muffins. Freeze (at least 15 minutes). Cut in pie shapes (12 per muffin, I think). Freeze again and store in Ziplock freezer bags. Take out as many as you like and place on heavy baking sheet, not touching each other. Broil for about 5 minutes or bake on high temperature until they puff up. Serve immediately. You can double ot triple this recipe before any holiday or special occasion when you are expecting company and use as needed. Sounds like a weird combination, but trust me, it is heavenly. 
HINT: Don't waste money on lump or fresh crabmeat for these. Canned actually works better for this recipe.

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