Crab Bomb | Source: Getty Images
Crab Bomb | Source: Getty Images

This Crab Bomb Recipe Offers Easy Steps for an Explosive Taste

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Feb 02, 2024
12:30 P.M.
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Seafood enthusiasts, get ready to indulge in the irresistible charm of these crab bombs— a delectable offering that seamlessly serves as both an appetizer and a main course.

Established in 1981, Jerry's Seafood, a renowned culinary establishment in Washington D.C. and Maryland, has been delighting patrons with homemade soups, fresh fish, stewed tomatoes, and coleslaw.

Among the various dishes served in the restaurant, their signature dish, the Crab Bomb, has won the hearts of many. Fortunately, you can easily recreate the Crab Bomb recipe at home.

Crab bombs on a plate | Source: Shutterstock

Crab bombs on a plate | Source: Shutterstock

Crab Bombs are delectable, bite-sized orbs with a tender interior and a delightful, crispy outer layer that harmonizes perfectly with the juicy and flavorful filling.

If hunger pangs hit and you're craving this dish, fret not. You can whip up this dish without venturing to the restaurant's distant locations. Here's the Crab Bomb recipe for you to follow!

Crab Bomb Recipe


  • 2 pounds jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning
  • parsley for garnish
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter and mix it with vinegar.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix old bay seasoning with crab meat. Add mayonnaise and panko, then sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper to add flavor.
  3. Using your hands (be careful not to break up the lumps), form four tennis ball-sized balls, each weighing 1/2 pound, and place them in separate heatproof ramekins (or oven-safe baking dishes).
  4. Pour the melted butter and vinegar mixture over the crab meat.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven (350°F) for 15 minutes or until it sizzles.
  6. Garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!

A few tips:

1. Opt for fresh, high-quality crab meat to ensure a flavorful, textured experience with your crab bombs.

2. After preparing the crab mixture, let it chill in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes before shaping the crab bombs. This step ensures the mixture is easier to handle and prevents it from falling apart during cooking.

3. For a healthier twist, bake the crab bombs in the oven instead of frying. Set the oven to 375°F and bake for 20-25 minutes until the crab bombs are golden brown and fully cooked.

5. Complete the meal by pairing the crab bombs with sourdough bread.

Whether dining at Jerry's Seafood or preparing the Crab Bomb recipe at home, relish the rich experience in each tender bite. For a zesty twist on seafood cravings, master this Grouper Cheeks recipe.

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