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Crab Cups ~ Flashback Friday

Years ago, I posted these little morsels and to this day...they are still a huge hit in our home. As  I wandered through the supermarket, they were sampling these little crab cups.  I asked about a recipe and ever since that day, this little appie accompanies our Christmas Eve celebration.  New Year's is coming up and if you are looking for something simple, tasty, and special, you've got it all in one package.

Crab Cups
  • 1/2 pound imitation crab
  • 1 stalk celery chopped fine
  • 1 green onion chopped fine
  • 2-3 tbsp miracle whip
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 boxes of mini fillo shells
  1. Chop the crab, greens, and celery, so it resembles the same texture.
  2. Add miracle whip
  3. Add salt and pepper
  4. Blend ingredients together
  5. Dish mixture into shell cups just prior to serving.
I always prepare this in the afternoon and store it in a sealed container refrigerated.  
After we come home from the church service, my son Jeremy spoons this mixture into the shells, while I prepare other appies.  If you have any leftovers the mixture can be stored back in the fridge for the next day.  Quick, easy, and simple.


  1. Yum - I can see why they are a hit! Happy New Year to you Marg ....

  2. So these don't get baked at all????

    1. No, the shells come ready baked. That's why they are so simple and tasty.

    2. perfect!! thanks so much!!

  3. If the shells are pre-baked, what are of the store are they found?

    1. I found mine at Safeway in the deli department.

    2. I also checked on line. They are usually only limited to this season. Walmart and London Drugs also carry them.
      If you can't find them you could buy frozen puff pastry and bake them prior to putting your filling into them. Hopefully this helps.

  4. Where do you buy the imitation crab?

  5. In the fish department of any grocery store.


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