Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade

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These bite sized crab cake bites are an easy appetizer to whip for any cocktail party. They’re petite, portable, and super easy to eat with a drink in your hand!

Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade | Delish D'Lites

As a former personal chef and caterer, my favorite type of food to make for parties is the kind you can pop into your mouth with one hand, while holding a cocktail in another. Party food doesn’t need seventeen sets of silverware to eat. My recipe for party success is a menu of appetizers that are simple, elegant, and easy to eat. That’s where these delicious baked crab cake bites come in!

Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade | Delish D'Lites

My baked crab cake bites are one of those perfect party foods…they’re pretty, portable  and perfectly delish.  Filled with sweet crab meat, veggies, spices and more, these bites capture the essence of a crab cake, in a petite and figure-friendly form.  They’re baked, so you can make trays of them, with no effort! I love serving these on New Year’s Eve because they’re hand-held, so they’re easy to pop into your mouth while holding a glass of champagne. Cheers!

Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade | Delish D'Lites

Since they’re baked, you can pop a few more of these in your mouth, guilt-free!  Assemble the crab cakes the day before your shindig, then just pop them into the oven when you’re ready to bake them up. It’s really that simple. Who said entertaining had to be stressful?

Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade | Delish D'Lites

5 from 4 votes

Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30 -35 bites
Author Delish D'Lites


Baked Crab Cake Bites

  • 10 ounces lump crab meat
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs recommended: Ritz
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium seafood seasoning recommended: Old Bay
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Lemon Remoulade

  • 1 cup canola mayo
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make the remoulade by combining all the ingredients, and allow it to sit the fridge while you make the crab cakes.
  2. In a small pan, saute the chopped onions and peppers, just until they're tender. Set them aside to cool.
  3. Combine all of the crab cake ingredients, then chill the mixture for 1 hour in the fridge.
  4. After the mixture has chilled, form them into 1 tablespoon sized balls, and lay them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Spray the crab cake bites with canola spray.
  5. Bake the crab cake bites at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until they're golden brown and cooked through. You can broil them for a few minutes near the end to brown the tops, if they need it.
  6. Serve the baked crab cake bites with the lemon remoulade and some lemon wedges.



Baked Crab Cake Bites with Lemon Remoulade


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12 Responses

  1. Hi – just want to be clear on the make ahead and freeze instructions. Should I fully cook according to the recipe as written and your reply was just to reheat from frozen/cooked? I was thinking of making them and freezing uncooked however I am guessing this is a better result? Thanks in advance!

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lay them on a foil-covered baking sheet to prevent sticking. Give each cake room, so they’re not crowded — heat for 10-15 minutes. You can add a skinny layer of butter on top of the crab cake to keep it moist during reheating and add flavor. Use salted butter.

  2. 5 stars
    This was quick and easy and they were delicious. I’m making them again next week for Christmas Eve because they were such a hit. I’m putting them in my appy rotation!

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.