Crab cocktail

Make your own crab cocktail with only a few ingredients. Great as a starter, or on top of some bread or even as a dipping sauce.

10 minutes 2 people Starters
Crab cocktail


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  • 1 can of crab meat, about 100 gram
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • lettuce of your choice, e.g. lamb's lettuce
  • 1 shallot or small onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • optional: ground paprika
Crab cocktail ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • fork
  • bowl
  • salad spinner
  • cutting board & chef's knife


10 minutes 2 people Starters

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Rinse the lettuce of your choice and peel the hard boiled egg. Finely chop the shallot or small onion. Drain the canned crab meat and add it to a bowl. 

Crab cocktail
Crab cocktail

Finishing the crab cocktail -- 5 minutes

Crush the boiled egg using a fork and add it to the bowl along with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Add the finely chopped onion and season with pepper, salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. 

Serve on a bit of lettuce and garnish with a pinch of ground paprika. This easy crab cocktail is great as a starter or to go with some toast, bread or as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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