cheesy crab triangles

Serve these as appetizers or with soup!


1/2 onion, minced

2 cans white or lump crab

1.5 tablespoons lemon juice

1 can whole water chestnuts, chopped small

dash red pepper flakes (optional)

8 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup grated Swiss cheese

Phyllo or fillo dough

melted butter

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • Melt cream cheese
  • Melt butter
  • Clean and drain crab
  • Chop onions and water chestnuts
  • Mix crab, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, water chestnuts and onion, lemon juice and red pepper flakes
  • Unwrap fillo dough ( it’s very important to have all ingredients ready before dough is unwrapped as it dries out quickly)
  • Place1 sheet on the counter or chopping board, brush with melted butter, do this with 5 sheets
  • Cut sheets into four squares ( you will need to make another batch ( 5 sheets) for 8 triangles)
  • Add mixture
  • Press down on sides to make sure mixture does not leak out and brush with butter
  • Place on cookie sheet (ungreased) and bake for 30-35 minutes until brown


A Jackie O Recipe