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!

Prep Time: minutes

Total Time: minutes





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

½ cup mayonaise

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

¼ cup parsley, chopped

2 jalapeño peppers, finely diced

1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

1½ teaspoons salt

Black pepper, freshly ground

Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except 1 cup of reserved breadcrumbs). Scoop and form into bite sized balls.
  2. Roll balls in reserved breadcrumbs. Place on a large platter and chill for a half of an hour.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon wedges.