Crab Bites

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Some time in December, my coworkers and I had a small Christmas party pot-luck style. The company organized one for us, but it was like at eight in the morning, which didn’t make any sense to us at all.

Anyway, we all decided to bring something in. I made my vegetable lasagna because one of the techs wanted to try my vegetarian dishes. There was homemade polish cookies, spinach dip, quinoa and a ton of sweet treats.

One of the pharmacists, brought in one of the best salads I have ever tasted made with celery, shrimp, and imitation crab meat. It was not only visually pleasing, but yummy too. I don’t know about you, but the only times that I have ever eaten celery is when you make ants on a log in elementary school and when you order wings. That’s it.

I was so blown away that I begged her for the recipe, which I used a couple of weeks ago. I did a good job, but my dilemma was what the heck to do with all that imitation crab meat now.

Saute it and roll it in some dough (I used pizza because that’s what I had in my refrigerator) for some makeshift crab bites, that’s what.

Before we begin, I want to let you know that when I started to make the crab bites, I was hoping to make the crab rangoons you get from the chinese store, but it didn’t quite work out. They looked more like empanadas, which were still yummy, but not quite the look I was going for.

What you will need:
– imitation crab meat
– minced garlic
– pizza dough (Crescents or puff pastries would also work)
– 1/3 cup of cream cheese
– 1/4 cup of mayo
– Seasoning: Old Bay, onion powder, garlic powder

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Chop the imitation crab meat into bite sized pieces and saute in a pan with garlic and seasoning. Once done, add in the mayo and cream cheese. Then roll out your dough and place small dollops of the mixture on the dough.

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Roll into little balls and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

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When you bite into it, this is the deliciousness that will be waiting for you. Yum! I paired these babies with a small cucumber salad with italian dressing.

Happy Hump Day!