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Crunchy Creamy Crab Croquettes

These perfect savory crunchy crab snacks are perfect for anyone of all ages!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: cravings, easy, snack
Servings: 2


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 onions (minced)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1-1.5 cups cold milk
  • 6 imitation crab meat (shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 tbsp Japanese mayo (optional)
  • 1 egg (for dredging)
  • flour (for dredging)
  • panko crumbs (for dredging)


  • Shred imitation crab meat and mince onions.
  • Sauté onions in melted butter until translucent over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Gradually add cold milk until you reach a thicker creamy consistency.
  • Add shredded crab meat and season with salt, pepper and Japanese mayo. Mix well.
  • Transfer to a container and set aside for at least an hour for it to set.
  • Take one big scoop and shape it to how you want it.
  • Prepare the egg wash, flour and panko crumbs in separate containers for dredging.
  • Dredge in flour then egg wash and finally panko crumbs.
  • Fry in a shallow pan until golden brown, flipping halfway and drain on paper towel. Enjoy!


*As you gradually add milk, the sauce will dry up quite a bit. Don't panic and just keep whisking and keep gradually adding milk until you reach a thicker creamy consistency.
*I used imitation crab meat because it is easily accessible and affordable for many, you can definitely use real crab meat if you want.
*Before you start frying, make sure the oil is not too hot otherwise you will burn your croquettes. Set the heat at medium or medium low, gradually letting it heat up the oil.