Question by  worker4211 (18)

Is canned crab meat okay to use?

I have several good recipes that call for crab meat.


Answer by  trudie1962 (1022)

I've had good results using canned crab meat for crab cakes and cream-cheese based dip. As you remove the meat from the can, gently separate the pieces and pick out any tough cartilage. You may need to drain the crab meat in a sieve before using it in your recipe.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

As long as the crab meat is offered from a reputable manufacturer, the can shows no damage or tampering, and the item is within its stated expiration date, canned crab meat should be perfectly acceptable for use in cooking.


Answer by  Cathie (670)

Absolutely, I have used it many times. Just make sure that you pick through it very carefully for any shells, and take them out.

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