Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs

crab stuffed deviled eggs

Crab stuffed deviled eggs are hard cooked eggs stuffed with a delicious crab meat mixture and lightly seasoned with chives and parsley.

Serve this deviled egg recipe for breakfast or brunch or an anytime snack. Bring them to a picnic, housewarming party, or for an office pot-luck. You can make them ahead in the morning or even the night before.

Crab stuffed deviled eggs are just as quick and easy to make as regular deviled eggs and are high in protein due to the crab meat and eggs. They make a perfect food for those on a low-carb diet.


NOTE:  One of the keys to working with canned crab meat is rinsing and draining it thoroughly with cold water before using it in any recipe. This removes the “fishy” flavor while still retaining the delicate flavor of the crab meat. If you do this step, make sure you use a fine mesh strainer and a large spoon to push out ALL of the excess liquid. Otherwise your egg mixture will turn out runny.

Make Better Hard Cooked Eggs

One of the biggest helps I have found in making any type of deviled egg is using an egg cooker instead of cooking eggs in a kettle. They turn out consistently better when you use an egg cooker. You can take a look at the one I own below. This is one piece of kitchen equipment that is worth the investment and shelf space.

One of the things I like best about using an egg cooker is being able to peel the eggs while they are still warm. Often, when I have made hard cooked eggs I have had to refrigerate them for a few hours before they would peel well. Now I can cook the eggs in my egg cooker and peel them about 15 minutes after they are done. It is a great time saver and I find the shells peel much better. This is what I use at home and love it! You get consistent hard cooked eggs that peel easily.
Chef’s Choice 810 Gourmet Egg Cooker

You might also like these other recipes for deviled eggs too.

Classic Deviled Eggs
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Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs Recipe

Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs
 
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Crab stuffed deviled eggs are hard cooked eggs stuffed with a delicious crab meat mixture and lightly seasoned with chives and parsley. Serve this deviled egg recipe for breakfast or brunch or an anytime snack.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 12 hard cooked eggs
  • 1 (7-1/2 ounce) can crab meat, drained and flaked
  • 3 Tablespoons finely snipped chives
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley flakes
  • ½ cup to ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Hard cook the eggs per your usual method. Chill them and peel the shells.
  2. Cut eggs in halves lengthwise and place the yolks in a separate medium sized bowl.
  3. Rinse and drain the crab meat in a fine mesh strainer. Be sure to use a large spoon to push out any excess moisture from the crab meat. Do this a couple of times. Do not skip this step or your egg mixture will turn out mushy and runny.
  4. Mash the egg yolks with the well-drained and flaked crab meat, chives, parsley, mayonnaise, and salt.
  5. Using a small teaspoon, place the crab meat mixture into each of the eggs.
  6. Sprinkle with additional chives for added color (optional).
  7. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Notes
Makes 12 servings (24 pieces).

You can substitute ¼ cup green onions instead of the chives, but you need to chop them very fine and may want to use a bit less. Chives have a mellower onion flavor than green onions and I think they work better with crab meat as they are not as overpowering. It depends on your personal taste.
 

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Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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