Cajun Crab Spuds

Cajun Crab Spuds            

You might need these:

4 Large baking potatoes


2 tablespoons minced shallots

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed, divided

1/4 cup minced red bell pepper

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1/2 cup mayo

1/3 cup cream cheese, softened

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons minced fresh chives

½ cup of pepper jack cheese     

4 tablespoons panko bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 400

Bake potatoes for 1 hour..

While potatoes are cooking..

Coat a skillet or saucepan with cooking spray. Add shallots and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in crab meat and cook for about 5 minutes…

When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and with a large spoon, scrape out the insides of each potato into a large bowl; You should leave just a little bit in there for support, but try to remove most of it (careful not to tear the shell)..

Lay the hollowed out potato shells on a cookie sheet.

Add crab-shallot-garlic mixture, and remaining ingredients to the large bowl of potato .. except for the panko.. (that goes on last)

Using a potato masher (do you have one of those…? You’ll need it.. maybe I should add that to the ingredients list.)  smash together all ingredients until smooth.

Scoop out some of the yummy potato filling and fill each shell until filling is gone..

I like mine filled to capacity…

Now top each potato with panko crumbs

Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potato is warmed through.

I served these up with a nice juicy steak because steak and potatoes make me happy..  they could make you happy too…