Southern Crab Hash Recipe

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Minnie Thomas Modified: March 23, 2022
Southern Crab Hash Recipe

How To Make Southern Crab Hash

Packed with flavor and crisp, this crab hash is made delectable with potato, crisp bacon, and tender crabmeat, all mixed in with a tasty cream cheese melt.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2lbboiling potatoes
  • 6bacon slices
  • 1onion
  • cooking oil
  • ½tspsalt
  • 3ozcream cheese
  • ¼cupmilk
  • tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1pinchcayenne
  • ¾lblump crabmeat
  • 1tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3tbspfresh chives,or scallion tops, chopped


  1. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water. Bring to a boil.

  2. Lower the heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes until almost tender. Drain.

  3. In a large nonstick or cast-iron frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and crumble it.

  4. Pour off and reserve all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan. Add the onion to the pan and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes until browned.

  5. Remove the onion. Wipe out the pan.

  6. In the same pan, heat the reserved bacon fat and enough oil to measure 3 tablespoons over moderately high heat. Add the potatoes. Let them cook, without stirring, for 6 minutes.

  7. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt, stir, and cook the potatoes for about 6 minutes longer until well browned. Add the onion and bacon and continue cooking for about 1 minute longer until they are warm through.

  8. In a medium saucepan, heat the cream cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt over moderately low heat, stirring, for about 5 minutes until hot.

  9. Add the crab and black pepper and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes longer until warm through. Stir the crab mixture and 2 tablespoons of chives into the potatoes until just combined.

  10. Serve topped with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chives, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 576.97kcal
  • Fat: 31.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.69g
  • Fiber: 5.77g
  • Sugar: 5.25g
  • Protein: 27.51g
  • Cholesterol: 136.12mg
  • Sodium: 1009.47mg
  • Calcium: 159.74mg
  • Potassium: 1390.38mg
  • Iron: 2.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 96.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.41mg
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