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I’m always looking for a good blue crab appetizer recipe.  You need to make these little bits of goodness for your next affair.  They are perfect and bite sized and delicious.


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  • 2/3 cup 150 mL unseasoned dry bread crumbs, divided
  • 3/4 cup 175 mL thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper
  • 1 pkg .75 oz fresh chives (about 1/4 cup/50 mL finely chopped), divided
  • 1 can 6 oz/175 g lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/2 cup 125 mL mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp 2 mL coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1 mL salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp 0.5 mL cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Spray cups of Mini-Muffin Pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle cups with 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the bread crumbs, gently tapping and rotating to coat.
  • Finely chop corn and bell pepper. Blot bell pepper dry with paper towels. Finely chop chives; set aside 1 tbsp (15 mL) for garnish. Combine corn, bell pepper, remaining 3 tbsp (45 mL) chives, crabmeat, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the mayonnaise, egg, remaining 1/3 cup (75 mL) bread crumbs, black pepper and salt.
  • Divide crab mixture evenly among cups of pan. Bake 8–10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool poppers in pan 2 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, juice lemon to measure 1 tsp (5 mL). Combine juice, cayenne pepper and remaining 1/4 cup (50 mL) mayonnaise in (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl; mix well. Top poppers with sauce and reserved chives.


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