Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Okay, okay.  I know I’m on a seafood kick this week.  Ya see this sandwich?  It’s messy.  Ooohhh so messy.  One of those kinds of sandwiches that you need a cold beer chasin’ it down.  That’s my kind of sandwich.

Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’m trying to come out a little more on the blog every day; it’s hard in the beginning, ya’ know?  I want you to know me for who I really am.  I possess social graces that I use when necessary.  But when I eat a sandwich like this, they fly right out the window.  That’s okay.

My Mom taught me to be confident in whatever I wanted to be, do, eat or drink (thanks, Mama!).  Some people don’t think it’s appropriate that I drink alcoholic beverages.   That’s okay, too.  I look so forward to “Thirsty Thursdays”!  I can take the heat, though.  My big girl panties are always in full effect.

Crabmeat for Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I had an extra container of crab meat that I purchased when I recently made Crab, Corn & Egg Casserole.  I thought I might need both containers but I didn’t.

Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

So I slapped some Swiss cheese on pumpernickel bread brushed with melted butter seasoned with Old Bay.  Then I smothered it with caramelized onions.

Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I added sliced fresh California Avocados & crabmeat (& another slice of bread brushed with Old Bay butter).  Cooked it for about 5 minutes (2 1/2 minutes on each side) over medium heat.  O.M.G.!

Now, I really can’t take credit for all of this.  I thought I had had come up with an ingenious recipe.  I searched the web & saw that That’s So Michelle beat me to the punch.  I changed it up a little, but I still need to give a fellow sista food blogger some credit where it is due.  :-)

So, put your bibs on, pop a cold one & enjoy this deliciously messy sandwich.  Cheers!  

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Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Serves: 2 sandwiches
  • 4 ounces crabmeat (more or less, to taste)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread (or any bread you desire)
  • 4 California avocado slices (about ½ of an avocado)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, or until onions are evenly browned & caramelized, stirring frequently. Transfer to a bowl & set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add Old Bay seasoning & stir well to combine.
  3. Brush butter onto bread slices using a basting brush. Place buttered sides of bread into a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add Swiss cheese slices, caramelized onions, crabmeat & avocado slices.
  5. Cook for about 2½ to 3 minutes on each side, or until cheese is melted.


  1. Danielle says

    Made the casserole last night, Yumm! Can’t wait to try this! Love that you have some blue moon in the background, one of my fave’s! Lindengoogle’s (not sure on the spelling) summer shandy is nice too.

    • The Blond Cook says

      Glad you enjoyed the casserole…Blue Moon is one of my faves too! The summer honey wheat was awesome with this sandwich! :-)

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