Brown Butter Crab Toast

There is no better way to enjoy colossal crab than with brown butter on some crispy French bread. The textures and flavor combine to create a quiet, luxurious moment worth savoring. Impress your guests with this, or just have it all to yourself.

The fashion industry is tapping into quiet luxury, a new-age, minimalistic approach to fashion that focuses on quality materials and thoughtful purchases that are considered more of an investment rather than fast fashion.

We’ve given some thought to this concept and think it can undoubtedly translate into the food and beverage world as well. By way of a similar approach, recipes with fewer ingredients, simple preparations, time-honored tastes, and flavors with a reminiscent feel of splendor can also find their way into this trend of quiet luxury. You’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy this recipe, until you realize that it is so delicious you’ll want to lick the plate clean. And that is the best reason why not to share.

Brown Butter Crab Toast Recipe


1 can colossal crab, available at Wholey’s
1 stick of salted butter
1 French baguette
Parsley for garnish


  1. Place stick of butter into the saucepan at medium heat. As the butter begins to melt, keep close watch.
  2. Begin to stir the butter to agitate the movement in the pan. You want the lipids to begin to brown, but not burn. So you’re walking a fine line.
  3. As soon as you start to smell the nutty toastiness of the butter and it begins to turn brown, reduce heat to low for 1 minute and then turn off.
  4. Cut the baguette on an angle to make a larger piece and place in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees to crisp the outside and warm without making a crostini.
  5. Rinse crab under cold water and dry on a paper towel.
  6. Place crab on a plate and on the baguette and pour brown butter atop. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe and Styling by Justin Matase / Story by Star Laliberte / Photography by Laura Petrilla

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