Chesapeake Crab Crackers

Top crackers with a bright crab salad for an easy appetizer inspired by Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Crab Crackers

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 14 crackers
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:1 hour 15 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: NFL Team-Themed Platters (Crackers and Toppings)


  • 14 crackers, such as Ritz
  • 4 ounces jumbo lump crab meat, picked over
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Frank's
  • 1 medium stalk celery, minced
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. 1

    Place crab in a medium bowl and lightly shred with a fork.

  2. 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, Worcestershire, lemon juice, paprika, and hot sauce. Pour over crab.

  3. 3

    Stir crab and dressing to combine. Mix in celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. 4

    Let crab sit in refrigerator for one hour for flavors to blend.

  5. 5

    Top each cracker with one tablespoon crab salad.


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