The Crab Bomb

  • 25 mins
  • 8 ingredients


  • 2 lbs jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbs old bay seasoning
  • Parsley for garnish
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This is a wonderful recipe that is a knock off of the famous ‘Crab Bomb” Served at Jerry’s Seafood in a suburb of Washington D.C. It is rich with butter and most importantly, jumbo lump crab meat. The serving size is huge, about 1/2 lb per person. Serves 4.


  • Mix old bay seasoning with crab meat several hours before serving.
  • Melt butter and mix with vinegar.
  • In a bowl mix the crab meat with mayonnaise, panko, then season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Using your hands, being careful not to break up the lumps make 4 (1/2 lb) tennis ball sized balls of the crab mixture and place them in individual heat proof ramekins.
  • Pour the melted butter/vinegar mixture over the crab meat.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until  it sizzles.
  • Garnish with parsley.


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    • You can use corning ware small glass bowls. However ramekins are cheap and well worth the investment.

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