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Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli Recipe

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli Recipe

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli are an easy and delicious appetizer or snack for any celebration.

 I’m always looking to serve delicious appetizers whenever we have a holiday gathering. If it’s something I’m going to be serving at our holiday parties, the recipes need to meet a couple of things. It needs to be delicious and it needs to easy.  Luckily, these Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli  dipping sauce meet both of my requirements.

crab poppers on a plate

I want something I can whip up quick so I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with my family and friends. 

I took my favorite go-to crab cake recipe and just made it bite-sized making these the perfect appetizer for entertaining. The smaller pieces are still full of flavor and will have everyone coming back for more.

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli

Plus, did I mention how easy they are to make? I used a mini cupcake pan but you could always roll them and bake them on a cookie sheet too if you don’t have a mini cupcake pan.

Just be sure to spray a non-stick cooking spray and coat the sides with unseasoned panko breadcrumbs for a little crunch.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE CRAB POPPERS? 

To make these yummy crab poppers, you’ll need:

  • crab meat 
  • garlic
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • parmesan cheese
  • green onions
  • butter
  • parsley
  • teaspoon, cookie scoop or mini cupcake pan
  • olive oil to great the pan

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli

HELPFUL TIPS TO MAKE CRAB POPPERS

  • Using a mini cupcake pan definitely helps. Just be sure to grease the sides of the pan and coat it with panko breadcrumbs
  • If you don’t have a mini pan, a cookie scoop or good ole spoon will work just as great. Just roll the poppers into a ball and roll them in panko before putting them on the cookie sheet
  • Imitation crab and real crab meat will work just as good

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK CRAB POPPERS? 

They cook fairly quick. I cook them in a 375 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Cooking time might vary depending on your oven. You’ll want to watch them closely they don’t burn towards the end. 

HOW TO MAKE SRIRACHA AIOLI?

This sriracha aioli dipping sauce is even easier than the crab poppers and it’s so delicious. 

You’ll need some mayo, sriracha sauce and fresh garlic.  Just mix the ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to use. It’s literally that simple. 

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HOW TO MAKE CRAB POPPERS

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli Recipe
Yield: 6 servings

Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Mini Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli are the perfect appetizer for parties, celebrations and just because.

Ingredients

  • * 8 oz. of fresh crab or imitation crab
  • * 1 clove garlic chopped
  • * 1/2 cup unseasoned panko breadcrumbs + 1/4 cup for coating the pan
  • * 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • * 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • * 2 tbsp. butter
  • * 1 egg
  • * 1/4 parmesan cheese
  • * 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • * Zest of one lemon
  • * SRIRACHA AIOLI
  • * 1/4 cup of mayo
  • * 2 tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • * 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions

    Preheat over to 375 degrees
    In a small pan combine butter and green onion cook 2-3 minutes until butter is melted
    In a large bowl combine Crab Delights, garlic, egg, panko breadcrumbs, parsley, butter and onion, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir gently to combine
    Spray a mini cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray and coat with remaining breadcrumbs
    Spoon 1 spoonful of crab mixture into each pan cavity
    Bake 15-20 minutes until cooked through and crab poppers are a nice golden brown
    SRIRACHA AIOLI
    Mix mayo, garlic and sriracha sauce in a bowl until combined

Whether hosting the party or need the perfect appetizer to take to a party, these Crab Poppers with Sriracha Aioli will not disappoint.

Dawn

Donna

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Hi--Can you deep fry these or will they fall apart? Thanks

Andrew

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

This is a fantastic bite-size recipe for holiday parties and gatherings! [client]

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