crab balls

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Melissa Turner

These baked crab balls are super easy to make, and are a fun dish to make. The recipe is fun because it could be enjoyed as an appetizer or a light dinner.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We fell in love with these easy-to-make crab balls. Super moist and tasty, they are similar to a crab cake, in flavor and texture, but baked instead of fried. Add a squirt of fresh lemon juice and melted butter and you have a lovely appetizer or entree.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crab balls

  • 1 lb
    Backfin crab meat
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 c
    crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce

How To Make crab balls

  • Crab meat in a mixing bowl.
    Place crab meat in a mixing bowl and pick out any stray shell fragments.
  • Crushed crackers, Old Bay seasoning, and parsley added to the bowl.
    Add crushed crackers, Old Bay seasoning, and parsley to the crab.
  • Egg, mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl, combine egg, mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Whip with a whisk until smooth.
  • All ingredients mixed together.
    Pour egg mixture over the crab meat and crackers. Gently mix, careful not to break up large lumps of crab meat.
  • Crab mixture formed into balls.
    Mold into golfball-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Crab Balls baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Three baked Crab Balls with lemon.
    Drizzle with melted butter and allow to cool. Serve with saltine crackers. Enjoy delicious baked crab balls!