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Crab Puffs Recipe

Crab puffs are placed high on my list of appetizers. Crab puffs are a perfect snack for any party or get together. There are many ways to make crab puffs but this method has to be my favorite. Instead of having the crab baked right into the dough, the puffs are baked in the oven, cut in half and then filled with a delicious crab mixture. Over-all there is a little work involved with this recipe but nothing major. The crab mixture is delicious enough to eat by itself. Everyone around my house just devoured these; they were gone in no time. The recipe calls for canned crab but imitation crab will work as well. If you are in need of an amazing appetizer, give this recipe for crab puffs a try! Enjoy.

(Makes 10 servings)


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Crab Puffs Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1lb canned crab (or imitation)
  • ½ cup celery (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (minced)
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs



  1. In a large bowl combine crab, celery, onion, hard-boiled eggs, chili sauce, and parsley. Mix well and refrigerate.
  2.  To make the puffs – Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 stick of butter and stir until melted. Slowly add flour, a little at a time until the dough forms a ball. Allow the mixture to cool. In a separate bowl beat 4 eggs thoroughly. Stir beaten eggs into the flour mixture, mix well.
  3.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and drop flour/egg mixture by the teaspoon full onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the puffs to cool.
  4. Slice each puff in half and fill with the crab mixture.


  1. Ginger says:

    These look “almost” too good to eat. I did say almost because I would like one now please. Your photos are incredibile. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. ing says:

    i’m still confused with this butter thing (measuring butter). what do you mean with 1 stick butter? is it 1 cup? the butter that i usually buy in the store here in use is 200g or 400g. they have this lines/divisions and they are not divided into 8 parts but 10. another thing is that except for the brand name, ingredients and manufacturer, the writtings are all in arabic text.
    hehehe… but as what i have read in the net on measuring butter, 1 lb butter (453g) = 1 cup. so, with what i usually buy, i just assume 400g for 1 cup. is that okay?
    sorry for the hassle, i’m just confused.
    but i sure will try this… it looks so good and the photo is just great.

  3. Bobby says:

    ing- Alright, the measurement in this recipe of 1 stick of butter is 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup. The sticks of butter I buy are divided into 8 lines, every line being 1 tablespoon. I am not sure what type of measurement they are using on the stick you buy if they are divided into 10 lines but this recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter. I hope this helps. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

  4. syasya says:

    may i ask what type of flour u used? cos i tried using all purpose flour and the puff turns out hard.

  5. Bobby says:

    syasya – I used all purpose flour as well. Sounds like you are over cooking them. Either try making them a little bigger or reducing the baking time.

  6. Dee says:


    Genius! I am making these for my sweetheart! And I think he’ll love them! Is Miracle Whip ok to use?

  7. Roberta says:

    Your recipe looked so good and sounded so simple .I made them for a surprise birthday party and they were a hit .Thanks so much.

  8. Sandy says:

    I am getting ready to make these for my grandaughter…however, what do you mean by “2 tablespoons chili sauce” What kind of chili sauce? Is that a hot sauce? Is it Tobasco sauce…wha?

  9. Joe Strickland says:

    My mother made these from scratch and left no recipe….these were perfect and matched hers. Thank you.

  10. Mary says:

    Terrific…after many searches, finally found the recipe I used to make, for puffs, 25 years ago. Can’t remember…do these freeze well? Thanks. They are so very good!

  11. Bobby says:

    Mary – Sorry, I have never tried freezing these crab puffs. If you do try to freeze them please let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks.

  12. Bobby says:

    Sorry, not sure. I have never tried making them in advance. If you do try it, please let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks.

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