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Cheesy Crab Poppers

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Updated December 11, 2017
Cheesy Crab Poppers
30 Min

When you're craving the cheesy-fried goodness of a popper, but want something a little different from the average jalapeno popper, make these Cheesy Crab Poppers. They're crispy, cheesy, and have just a light kick to 'em, making them the perfect party appetizer.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (8-1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) container lump crab meat, drained well
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, egg, milk, scallions, salt and cayenne pepper; mix well. Gently stir in crab meat until combined. Form mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls.
  2. In a deep skillet or soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add several crab balls to oil, making sure not to overcrowd. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining crab balls. Serve warm.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 30

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 124
  • Calories from Fat 64
  • Total Fat 7.1g 11 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.8g 19 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 7.4g 15 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15 %
  • Sodium 237mg 10 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.6g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 2.0g 0 %

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can you bake them

Hi there! These can baked at 350 degrees for 15 -20 minutes or until golden and heated in center. Enjoy! :)

Can imitation crab be used. Real crab is so expensive.

Imitation crab can definitely be used in place of real crab. Enjoy and Happy New Year! :)

Please, please, please put nutritional information with every recipe.

Hi there! We're currently in the process of adding Nutritional Information to all of our recipes. If you're looking for recipes that already include this information, head on over to our other website, :) Enjoy!

Can these be made ahead and reheated in oven?

Hi there! Yes, these can be made ahead and reheated in the oven. Enjoy!

Would have been a bonus if they would've included the recipe for the dip "they" used.

Hi there! In this recipe, we used Joe's Stone Crab Mustard Sauce for dipping. :) You can find that recipe here: Enjoy!

sorry, didn't mean to click on your comment, just the one above, They didn't make It and rated it NOT useful

These sound amazing. My sister would love these. I'll have to make them for her!


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