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
- 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.