January 20, 2020

From The Galley: Parmesan Crusted Crab Cake Bites

Recipes from Our Boat House to yours. From the galley, coastal recipes for your coastal lifestyle.

Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites

  • 12 servings. Hands-on time, 18 minutes. Total time, 48 minutes.
  • 6 oz. fresh lump crabmeat, drained (I used Bay Beyond Backfin Lump Crabmeat)
  • 2 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp. Old Bay seasoning (I used Cheasapeake Bay seasoning)
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ¼ cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 2 (12-cup) miniature muffin pans. (I used a 24 cup mini muffin pan). Pick crabmeat, removing any bits of shell.

Stir cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and next 6 ingredients, stir until smooth. Fold in crabmeat and parsley.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and melted butter in a medium bowl, toss with fork until breadcrumbs are moistened.

Spoon 1 Tbsp. breadcrumb mixture into each muffin cup, press into bottom and up sides to form crust. Spoon 1 Tbsp. crab mixture into each crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool in pans 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of crab cakes to loosen, gently lift cakes from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature topped with Chive Aioli.

    Chive Aioli

    • Makes ½ cup. Prepare up to a day in advance, cover & chill.
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
    • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    • 1 garlic clove, pressed.
    • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover & chill.

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