These Crab & Bacon Bites are simple to make and taste amazing with rich crab and savory bacon – they are the perfect upscale appetizer for your next party!
The 1st set of photos from my fitness photo shoot are done @ Kristi Kaiser Photography. w00t!
And, I just might bake you cookies if you share on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest in support of fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to Pin It!
Ok, enough of that healthy stuff…let’s eat BACON!!!!!
I came home with good intentions. Seriously, I did.
And then this came in the mail.
Right! I know. Clearly a typo.
Now, just in case you missed the subtlety of this issue, let me break it down for you.
Get the picture?
If you don’t have this issue, I suggest you go buy one right now! (right after reading this post).
Then, you need to make this recipe, because we’re settling in for the night with THE BACON ISSUE of Food Network Magazine.
You with me so far? Good.
Then, you need to go grab a bunch of these.
Then, with festive beverage, magazine, paper, bacon-colored markers/pens/pencils annnnnddddd…BACON SALT in hand (because why not? We don’t want to run short on the bacon theme – this might be a once-in-a-lifetime issue).
Get your bacon all cooked and cut up into nice-size pieces. No…! Do NOT eat it. Yes. I do know it’s tempting.
Then, mix all the ingredients together. And, shape them into rounds. Like this.
Then, dribble a bit of oil in the pan and get it hot. Just a little oil.
This is a fitness related post you know.
Ok, maybe not.
But it does have crab, and that’s like fish. Low cal!
Plop those babies in there. Now don’t crowd them! They don’t like that. They like their space. They’re weird that way.
Fry, er, healthy saute them 3 minutes per side. Then, fish them out like you’re rescuing them. Get it? Fish them out? It’s crab. Nevermind, maybe it’s just me.)
Drain them and let them rest. You know from the tough journey they just came from?
Now, get them ready for their guest appearance with a little tahr-tahr!
Introduce them to their new best friend and settle them in.
Then, grab a fork! We need to eat!
p.s. these were amazingly fabulous. I think I might have fainted after this episode.
Crab & Bacon Bites
- 8 ounces lump crab meat
- 8 bacon slices cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg large
- 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Mix all ingredients together and mold into bite-size rounds.
- Pour a scant amount of oil into the bottom of a skillet and heat on medium-high until hot. Add crab bites to skillet and cook 3 minutes per side. Be sure not to crowd the pan! Cook them in bunches if you have to.
- When done, move them to a paper-towel lined plate, then serve with Tartar Sauce.
Crab & Bacon Bites
Where else? Modified from Food Network Magazine The Bacon Issue magazine.
Please, tell your friends.