Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
18 Mins
Total Time
48 Mins
Yield
12 servings

These miniature crab cakes are baked rather than panfried and are easy to prepare for a crowd. Use a 1-inch scoop to portion the crab mixture evenly among the mini muffin cups. The crab mixture can be made a day in advance. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease 2 (12-cup) miniature muffin pans. Pick crabmeat, removing any bits of shell.

Step 2

Stir cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and next 6 ingredients; stir until smooth. Fold in crabmeat and parsley.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and melted butter in a medium bowl; toss with a fork until breadcrumbs are moistened. Spoon 1 Tbsp. breadcrumb mixture into each muffin cup; press into bottom and up sides to form crust. Spoon 1 Tbsp. crab mixture into each crust.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of crab cakes to loosen; gently lift cakes from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature topped with Chive Aïoli.

2012 Christmas with Southern Living

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