Home Made Crispy Crab Appetizer

Light and Crispy Crab Bites

Indulge in the delicious flavors of crispy crab bites with this W/W-friendly recipe. Enjoy the taste you love with a lighter twist.


  • 1 pound fresh crab meat
  • 3 slices of whole wheat bread, crusts removed (or use whole wheat breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Cooking spray or olive oil for frying (use minimal oil)
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. In a food processor, pulse the whole wheat bread slices until they become fine breadcrumbs. Set them aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beaten egg, light mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried parsley, and half of the Old Bay Seasoning.
  3. Add the crab meat and breadcrumbs to the mixture. Gently combine the ingredients by hand to avoid breaking up too many lumps. While mixing, it’s acceptable to break up the very large lumps to help the crab bites hold together.
  4. Shape the mixture into 24 small balls. Ensure they’re compact but not too tightly packed.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray the skillet with cooking spray or use minimal olive oil.
  6. Place the crab balls in the skillet, being mindful not to overcrowd them. Cook until they’re golden brown and crispy, turning once. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Once cooked, transfer the crab bites to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve your light and crispy crab bites with lemon wedges for a burst of fresh flavor, if desired.

Servings: Adjust based on your desired portion sizes.

W/W Smart Points (approximate): This recipe uses lighter ingredients and cooking methods to create a healthier version of crispy crab bites. The Smart Points may vary depending on specific ingredients and portion sizes, but it’s a more figure-friendly option.

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