Ultimate Party Crab Bites

Crab cakes, crab bites, what's the difference? Everybody loves them, so serve them at your next party! Make a lot–they go fast!

Photo by Joy T.
Adapted from abeautifulbite.com

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Adapted from abeautifulbite.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups breadcrumbs, plus 1 cup

  • 16

    ounces crabmeat

  • 8

    ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • 8

    ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 1/2

    cup mayonaise

  • 1

    medium onion, finely diced

  • 1

    red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1/4

    cup parsley, chopped

  • 2

    jalapeño peppers, finely diced

  • 1

    tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons salt

  • Black pepper, freshly ground

  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except 1 cup of reserved breadcrumbs). Scoop and form into bite sized balls. Roll balls in reserved breadcrumbs. Place on a large platter and chill for a half of an hour. Heat 1″ of oil in a large frying pan until a deep fry thermometer registers at 350ºF. Fry the crab bites until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and place on a cookie sheet in a 200ºF oven to keep them warm while you fry the rest of them up. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

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