Mini Crab Puffs
This recipe for Mini Crab Puffs is so quick and easy.. it’s a perfect party food… I find party snacks you can buy at the supermarket quite expensive… and there aren’t even very many in the box… it makes entertaining pretty expensive all around…
I was experimenting recently trying to perfect some entertaining recipes… and this is one of them. Using my basic popover recipe… adding spices and using bread flour.. I got these puffs to be not only excellent in taste, because of the bread flour they kept their shape perfectly… a perfect professional looking hors’dourves at a fraction of the cost you would pay for them pre-made… no preservatives or additives… just loaded with flavor… what more could you ask for?
You can use imitation crab or real crab meat.. just chop it finely.
These are a little denser than the usual popovers.. because of the filling… I add a decent amount of crab in each.. but they are still light and delicious.
I used finely shredded cheddar cheese.. that I put on my cutting board and chopped using a sharp knife…
I listed chives as optional.. I highly recommend using them.. they give these a fabulous flavor and blend well with the crab and cheese.
The recipe uses bread flour… I definitely recommend you use bread flour.. so these will not deflate… and the bread flour gives them an extra boost in size too. Here is a post that is all about bread flour... click here.
Make sure you spray the tin with cooking oil spray.. you don’t want them to stick.
In addition, a non-stick pan is preferred.. I still spray my non-stick pan.
I used my mini muffin tins… if you’re preparing these for a party.. you can get everything prepared ahead… set-up the muffin tin with a little crab and cheese in each mini muffin well… keep the batter in a large measuring cup in the fridge… just give it a quick whisk before pouring and bake.
This recipe makes 24 mini crab puffs.
I hope you try these delicious little puffs.
Recipe: Mini Crab Puffs
All you need:
1 ¼ cup whole milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup bread flour
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
About ½ cup crab meat, finely chopped
Snipped chives, optional
All you need to do:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray the mini muffin tins with cooking oil spray.
Place about a heaping teaspoon of finely chopped crab in each muffin well.
Add about a teaspoon of finely chopped shredded cheddar cheese in each well.
Add a sprinkling of snipped chives to each muffin well.
Add the milk, flour and salt to a large bowl and whisk until smooth and no lumps.
Add the eggs, one at a time…whisking the egg in after each addition.
Mix in spices.
Fill the muffin tin ¾ full.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Turn out onto a cooling rack.
Labels: Appetizer and Hors'dourves
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