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Mini Crab Cakes

Serves 24

Seafood

6 oz Lump crab meat, fresh

Produce

16 tsp Chives, fresh
1 Chives, fresh
1/2 tsp Lemon, zest
1 tsp Orange, zest

Refrigerated

1 Egg, large

Baking & Spices

1 large pinch Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Kosher salt, coarse

Bread & Baked Goods

1 1/2 cups Panko

Dairy

1/2 cup Butter
8 oz Cream cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Sour cream
  • Cindy

    Mini Crab Cakes Adapted from Bon Appetit Makes 24 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided 1 large egg 1/4 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 4 teaspoons plus 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt Large pinch cayenne pepper 6 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, picked over, patted dry, coarsely shredded 1-1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter , melted Fresh chives cut into pieces Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth.  Add 1/4 cup Parmesan and egg; beat to blend.  Beat in sour cream, citrus zest, 4 teaspoons chopped chives, coarse salt and cayenne pepper.  Fold in crabmeat.  (This can be made one day ahead.  Cover and chill.) Spray mini muffin pan with nonstick spray.  Toss 1-1/2 cups panko, 3/4 cup Parmesan and 4 Tablespoons chopped chives in a bowl.  Drizzle melted butter over, tossing with a fork until evenly moistened.  Press 1 rounded Tablespoon panko mixture into bottom of each muffin cup (makes a well with your thumb), forming crust.  Spoon 1 generous Tablespoon crab mixture into each cup.  Sprinkle more panko mixture over each. Bake crab cakes in a 350 degree oven until golden on top and set, about 20 minutes.  Cool in pan 5 minutes.  Gently lift each crab cake out of the pan with a fork onto a serving platter. (Can be made 2 hours ahead.  Arrange on baking sheet, let stand at room temperature.  Rewarm in a 350 degree oven for 5-6 minutes.) Arrange crab cakes on a serving platter; sprinkle with chives.

  • Rachael Hutchins

    Mini crab cakes via Noble Pig blog...really any recipe where I can use my mini muffin tin, I am in!

  • Lisa Karlsson

    Crab Cake bites baked in mini muffin tins

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