Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat Recipe -
Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat

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"These bacon and crabmeat roll ups are everyone's favorite. Even those on a diet can't resist these savory morsels. They're positively addicting!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Spread the bacon on a large baking sheet. Place a small mound of crabmeat at one end of each half slice of bacon. Roll bacon around the crabmeat, securing with toothpicks, if necessary.
  3. Broil the rolled bacon 10 minutes, turning it once to ensure even browning, until evenly crisp and browned. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with duck sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2003

I made this as an appetizer for a friend's gathering, but no one ever had a chance to try them. After tasting the first one, my husband told me I couldn't take them to the party. He sat down and ate the WHOLE tray, and I am not kidding.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2010

I love crab and I agree this sounded so good but I made it today and both my husband and I thought it lack something. I followed the recipe and it was tasteless. I tried placing them on toasted baguettes rounds with duck sauce.Then I tried mixing the crab with cream cheese and some beau monde but it too was bland. Perhaps it was the crab itself. I used non refrigerated canned. (The kind in the tuna section.) The next time I will try fresh crab.

Aug 12, 2009

Great idea for an appetizer. The only thing I changed was that I cut the bacon into thirds instead of halves so that they'd be more "bite-size". I also added lemon juice, and old bay to the crab meat and I cut some jalapeno peppers into skinny slivers and rolled them up with the crab meat to add a little extra bite. Aside from the duck sauce I also provided some Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce for a tasty, hot kick. There were NO leftovers.

Feb 19, 2008

I made this recipe for a party this past weekend and it was a huge hit!! I premade the crab rolls and put them in the fridge until right before the party, popped them in the broiler for 10 minutes and then wa-la! Very easy to prepare, easy to cook & easy to enjoy!

Apr 10, 2007

these are good and Simple to make. I will not broil them next time as the crab gets to dark no matter how much you watch and flip them. great for a quick seafood appetizer.

Jun 29, 2009

I was so excited to try this recipe for a party I have coming up. I wanted to try it out before hand so I made them for my husband. He really liked them, I however did not. Maybe because of all the great reviews I had my hopes up higher than I should have. I personally was let down. My husband thinks they will go over well, but I thought they were disappointing. I love crab and bacon both so I was craving these ever since I came across the recipe. Now I don't think I will make them. I will say it's hard not to keep eating them, despite the taste.

May 19, 2006

This recipe is sooo yummy, my boyfriend ate about 20 of them before I told him he couldn't have anymore! The only thing I didn't like was when the bacon was cooking in the oven, it got really really smoky in my apartment to the point where I teared up. So have a fan ready!

Sep 08, 2004

I made this recipe for my mother's birthday, and it went over very well. There were leftovers, but my sister claimed them.


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  • Calories
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 571 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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