Breton Sandwich

Breton Sandwich
This is a sandwich with a difference: its Breton character comes not only from the crab in mayonnaise, but also from pieces of "galette" (buckwheat pancake), fried in butter.
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Last modified on: November 11th 2015

For 4 sandwiches, you will need:

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15 min.7 min.22 min.
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Should be eaten the day it is made.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Breton Sandwich : Photo of step #1
Peel 1 red onion and slice thinly into rounds.

Slice 1 tomato (I'm using a green variety here).

Prepare the lettuce leaves.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Melt 30 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat.

Tear 1 buckwheat pancake into pieces and fry until golden brown.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Wjen nicely browned, salt lightly and set aside.

Mix 100 g crab meat with 50 g Mayonnaise and the chopped 1 tablespoon herbs of your choice.

Stage 4
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Lay a slice of toast on the worktop.

Stage 5
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Spread a layer of crab mayonnaise with herbs, then add a slice of tomato and a few onion rings.

Stage 6
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Add some lettuce and pieces of fried buckwheat pancake.

Stage 7
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Top with a second piece of toast.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Make all the sandwiches like this.

These sandwiches are traditionally served cut into triangles and held one on top of the other with toothpicks.


You can use a sea fish, such as salmon, instead of the crab if you prefer.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,917 Kcal or 8,026 Kj54 gr259 gr74 gr
96 %21 %24 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
208 Kcal or 871 Kj6 gr28 gr8 gr
10 %2 %3 %1 %
Per sandwiche
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
479 Kcal or 2,005 Kj14 gr65 gr18 gr
24 %5 %6 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Crab meatCrab meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crab Cakes, Seafood feuillantines, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, ... All
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MayonnaiseMayonnaise: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crab Cakes, Piedmont salad, Coleslaw, Cucumber and salmon salad, Mimosa eggs, ... All
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