Herb Creme Fraiche Crab Bites

Herb Creme Fraiche Crab Bites


Crab Bites

  • 8 oz jumbo lump crab meat
  • 3 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 heaping tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped capers
  • 3 tsp salted butter (melted)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 tsp Wegmans honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice


Prepare your sauce in a small mixing bowl combine honey Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, dill, and lime juice and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate until ready for use. Preheat the oven to broil and position your oven rack  near the top. In a medium sized bowl, gently pick through the crab meat to remove any shells. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, creme fraiche, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, capers, and dill, until well combined. Fold in the panko bread crumbs and crab meat and taste for seasoning. Using a tsp portion heaping tsp sized balls and arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush each crab ball with butter

Broil for 7-8 minutes,  be sure to watch them closely and lower the oven rack if necessary.  When they become golden brown remove them from the oven. Remove the stem of the endive and arrange the leaves on your serving platter. Spoon a small amount of lemon honey Dijon in each leaf and carefully transfer on crab ball to each lead and garnish with additional sauce and fresh dill.  Note: the lack of filler in this recipe results in a very soft crab cake so be careful when transferring. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1047kcal Calories from fat 811
% Daily Value
Total Fat 90g 138%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 306mg 102%
Sodium 2589mg 108%
Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 45g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g