I had brunch with a friend a while back at the California Cafe in Los Gatos. Had the best crab melt ever! I’ve re-created them for my family. And everyone—well, almost everyone loves them. I only changed the bread California Cafe’s version uses brioche. I use sweet french bread. I’ve even used this recipe as an appetizer and used a french baguette to try and keep it to a 2 bite size. This past week has been crazy and I’m looking for something quick and delicious. I want clean-up to be a breeze, so I can try to re-group before the start of the next crazy work week.
1 loaf sweet french bread
1/2 cup pesto (roughly–I’ve never measured it)
4 Roma tomatoes thinly sliced
1 lb. lump crab meat
15 slices of Havarti
Pre-heat broiler. Slice french bread into approximately 15 slices. Spread a thin layer of pesto and top with a slice of tomato. Next, mound a small amount of crab and top with cheese. Place under broiler for approximately 4 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly and turning brown.