baked crab popper delights

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Diana Hohman
The Villages, FL

I had fun tweaking this recipe for an Autumn Tea my club had. I love crab and so it made sense I would make something from crab to share with my friends

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The perfect crab appetizer! These are basically a crab cake in popper form. No one needs to know how quick and easy these are. With a bit of heat, the red pepper adds a punch of flavor. The lemon sauce brushed on top is a great touch.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 16 with 2 each
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked crab popper delights

  • 1 c
    unseasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 c
    corn, canned
  • 3 sm
    mini red bell pepper
  • 1/4 c
    green onion stems, finely chopped
  • 16 oz
    jumbo lump crabmeat, drained
  • 3/4 c
    Duke's mayonnaise
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How To Make baked crab popper delights

  • Mini muffin tin coated in Panko crumbs.
    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cups of a mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle cups with 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, gently tapping and rotating to coat.
  • Red bell pepper and green onions chopped.
    Finely chop bell pepper. Blot peppers dry with a paper towel. Finely chop onion tops setting aside 1 teaspoon for garnish.
  • Corn, bell pepper, remaining green onions, crabmeat, mayonnaise, egg, black pepper, salt, and crabmeat combined in a bowl.
    Combine corn, bell pepper, remaining green onions, crabmeat, 1/2 of the mayonnaise, egg, black pepper, and salt. Mix well but gently to not break up the crabmeat too much. Sprinkle lightly with remaining Panko crumbs.
  • Crab poppers baking in the oven.
    Divide mixture evenly among cups of pan. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pan from the oven. Cool in pan 2 minutes and then remove from pan to cooling rack.
  • Brushing with a lemon mayonnaise mixture.
    Meanwhile juice lemon for the sauce. Combine juice, cayenne pepper, and remaining mayonnaise. Mix well. Brush tops of crab cakes with sauce.
  • Green onions sprinkled on the Baked Crab Poppers.
    Top with reserved finely chopped green onion tops.