RITZ-Coated Crab Poppers

3  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 40 min total
  • Makes 15 servings, 2 topped crackers each.


RITZ-Coated Crab Poppers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60 RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 8 oz. lump crabmeat, well picked over
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped red bell peppers, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 425°F.
  • Crush  30 crackers finely; place 1/2 cup cracker crumbs in pie plate. Reserve for later use.
  • Mix  remaining cracker crumbs with crabmeat, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, egg, 2 Tbsp. onions and 1 Tbsp. chopped red peppers until blended.
  • Roll  crabmeat mixture into 30 (1-inch) balls. Add, 1 at a time, to reserved cracker crumbs in pie plate; roll to evenly coat crabmeat balls with crumbs.
  • Place  on parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake  8 to 10 min. or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile,  mix remaining mayonnaise with lemon juice and ground red pepper until blended.
  • Spread  about 1 tsp. mayonnaise mixture onto each of the remaining crackers.
  • Place  crab puffs on crackers. Top with remaining mayonnaise mixture, onions and chopped red peppers.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadThe crabmeat mixture can be rolled into balls ahead of time. Do not coat with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate up to 24 hours along with the mayonnaise mixture. Store reserved crumbs in resealable plastic bag at room temperature until ready to use as directed.

VariationPrepare using reduced-fat mayonnaise and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 15 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 210 
    • Total fat 18 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 250 mg
    • Carbohydrate 8 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars <1 g
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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