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Soft-Shell Crab Stack*

8 Soft-shell crabs, cleaned
3 tablespoons Butter
4 English muffins, split, toasted and buttered
8 slices Cooked ham, 1/8-to ¼-inch thick
8 slices Ripe tomato
1 ½-1 ¾ cups Hollandaise sauce
4 Egg yolks
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon White pepper
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 cup Butter

Prick legs and claws of each crab with the tines of a fork to prevent popping. Sauté in butter about 4 minutes on each side over moderate heat. To assemble: Place toasted English muffin halves on plate. Top each with ham, then tomato and cooked crab. Spoon about 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce over each. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Hollandaise Sauce

Place egg yolks, lemon juice and seasonings in a blender. At medium speed, very slowly add 1 cup butter which has been melted to bubbling but not browned. Blend an additional 10 to 12 seconds until sauce is thickened and smooth.

Calories: 661, Calories from protein: 22, Calories from carbohydrates: 16, Calories from fat: 60, Calories from saturated fat: 32.

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