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gluten free crab cake bites on a sheet pan

Crab Cake Bites with Spicy Aioli

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 crab cake bites
  • Category: seafood
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


These crab cake bites make the perfect appetizer topped with a spoonful of spicy aioli and freshly minced chives.


For the Crab Cake Bites:

-1/4 cup mayo

-1 tbsp mustard

-1 tbsp sriracha

-2 tsp salt

-1 tsp pepper

-1/4 cup minced chives

-1 egg

-1 1/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs (Amazon affiliate link)

-12 ounces lump crab with shell removed

For the Aioli:

-1/2 cup mayo

-1 tbsp sriracha

-juice of 1/2 lemon

-1 tsp salt

-1 tsp pepper


  1. preheat oven to 450. in a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except crab and bread crumbs. mix well. gently fold in crab and bread crumbs just until combined. be careful not to over mix.
  2. form into tablespoon sized balls using a cookie scoop or your hands. bake for 10 minutes on a parchment lined pan.
  3. while the crab cake bites are baking, get a small bowl and combine all ingredients for the aioli. top the finished bites with a dollop of aioli and minced chives.


If you aren’t gluten free or allergic to wheat you can substitute out the gluten free bread crumbs for normal bread crumbs!