Apps & Snacks

Crispy Crab Bites

Posted: July 30

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Crispy Crab Bites can deliver that wonderful crab cake taste you’re craving in 15 minutes or less. It’s an appetizer with crab sweet savoriness and crab cake seasoning blended with creamy mayonnaise. Whether you make them for a party or for yourself on a summer day, Crispy Crab Bites are impossible to resist. And that’s before you dunk them in tartar sauce!


1 pound fresh crab meat, drained and cartilage removed
1 package crab cake mix
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup vegetable oil
tartar sauce, optional, for serving


Step 1

Combine the crab meat, crab cake mix, and mayonnaise in a large bowl by gently tossing it together.

Step 2

Form the crab mixture into 1 inch round balls.

Step 3

In a small pot on the stovetop, heat the oil.

Step 4

Once the oil is hot, fry the crab balls in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 5

Once golden brown, remove the balls from the oil and drain them on paper towels.

Step 6

Serve with tartar sauce.

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