Crab cake bites are baked to a golden brown slightly crunchy perfection instead of fried. Low calorie, gluten free, high protein appetizer!
Hello lovelies! So sorry for not posting yesterday. I transferred hosting companies, and the transition took a bit longer than we anticipated. No problem with my current host, just the size of the file and more technical stuff. I’m hoping this transfer should get rid of some of the 503 errors I have been experiencing and I know you guys have been as well. Thanks for hanging in there with me, let me know if you notice anything weird going on! Since I wasn’t able to post yesterday and I don’t want you guys to miss any of the yummy recipes I have planned, I’ll be posting this weekend too!
I’m finally getting to kick off appetizer week at Hungry Hobby with these delicious golden crusted crab cake bites. Mr. Hungry has been asking for these for AGES, but, the traditional recipes call for bread crumbs and lots of oil to fry them in. First of all, I’m not about to stand over the stove and cook mini crab cakes 3 at a time. Second, why fry when you can bake and get the same delicious golden brown crust for half the calories? You guys know, I’m not afraid of calories, but I still try to be smart about them when I develop recipes. Baking these is so much easier, tastes delicious, and saves calories so overall it’s a win! I also swapped greek yogurt for the same reason, you could use mayo but I thought the yogurt added a nice tart taste to the bites!
PS I got my crab meat at Costco in the refrigerator section. It was $22 bucks for 16 ounces, so not the cheapest thing I’ve ever bought in my life. That being said, it was definitely worth it as a fun little treat and they were super easy to whip up! I think they would be a perfect Christmas Eve or New Years Eve appetizer, because we are all about the appetizers in our house right now!
Crab Cake Bites
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Crab Cake Bites
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease the foil.
- Combine yogurt, egg, Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons old bay seasoning, crab meat, and coconut flour in a medium or large bowl. Use a cookie scoop to make the crab mixture into the balls.
- Mix almond meal, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning in a small bowl. Roll each ball in the almond meal crust and place on a baking sheet.
- Place the balls in the oven and bake for 16-25 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside and hot in the center. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with cocktail sauce!
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