Chesapeake Crab Crackers Recipe


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

Recipe Details

Chesapeake Crab Crackers Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 75 mins
Serves 14 crackers


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

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

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

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

  5. Top each cracker with one tablespoon crab salad.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
30 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 14
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 39mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)