Crab cakes and variations of them can be used as appetizers as well as main courses – which is just one of the reasons so many people enjoy them…besides the great taste.  These crab balls are no exception – and being they are made using corn flakes – add an additional variety you will definitely enjoy as well.

Oven Baked Crab Balls


  • 2 1/2 cups Corn Flakes – crushes
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise (Light Mayo is an option)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/16 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 lb Crab claw meat
  • Vegetable oil spray
  1. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, cayenne and yolks and add crab meat and salt and pepper to taste, tossing mixture gently but thoroughly.
  2. Form crab mixture into balls and gently coat crab cakes with cornflakes, transferring as coated to a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Chill crab cakes, covered with plastic wrap, at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Transfer crab cakes to a large baking sheet.  Spray with vegetable oil spray and bake in the middle of the oven until crisp and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

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