Saturday, December 31, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Snack, Appetizer)

Crab Cake Bites

 Cutest holiday appetizer ever?

  Crab Cake Bites

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 6 oz. lump crab meat
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 c. Sour Cream, Divided
  • 2/3 c. finely grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives, divided
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine crab meat, cream cheese, egg, ⅓ c Parmesan, 1 teaspoon Old Bay, sour cream, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon, cayenne and about 1 tablespoon chives in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir until evenly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining cheese, bread crumbs and melted butter. Divide mixture between muffin pan cups and press around the edges of cup to make a crust. Spoon the crab mixture into each cup and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, make dipping sauce. Combine sour cream, remaining chives, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and remaining Old Bay. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve crab cake bites warm or at room temperature.


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