Shake things up with my Old Bay Deviled Eggs with Crab. It’s the perfect appetizer for seafood lovers. Try it out at your next party, gathering, game day, or potluck.
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Seafood lovers will be singing your praises for these Old Bay Deviled Eggs with Crab Meat. They’re the perfect bite-sized, savory starter for your next party or gathering. They get their flavor from lump crab meat and classic Old Bay Seasoning.
Are these Old Bay Deviled Eggs Keto-Friendly?
Absolutely. These eggs contain less that one net gram of carbs per serving, making them a great low-carb and keto-friendly appetizer.
What is Old Bay Seasoning?
Old Bay is a seafood seasoning blend manufactured by McCormick. It contains celery salt (salt, celery seed), spices (red pepper and black pepper), and paprika. The exact/complete recipe is a “secret” although it also contains laurel leaves (bay leaves), nutmeg, and cinnamon. The blend originated in Baltimore, Maryland. It gets its name from the Old Bay Line which was a passenger ship in the early 1900s. The Old Bay Line travelled the Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia. Old Bay seasoning was originally called “Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning.”
Many chefs and home cooks even make their own homemade Old Bay Seasoning blends. And don’t think you have to limit its use to just seafood. Folks love it on poultry, potatoes, beef, popcorn, and even soups & stews.
Is Old Bay Spicy?
To me, Old Bay is more smoky and savory than it is spicy. What I will say is that it does contain a good bit of salt. So in recipes, such as this one, where I use Old Bay, I do not add additional salt.
Is Old Bay Seasoning Gluten Free?
If you adhere to a gluten-free lifestyle, rest assured that Old Bay Seasoning is gluten-free.
What Ingredients Do I Need for this Recipe?
- Water – for boiling the eggs
- Eggs – in this recipe, I use large eggs
- Lump Crab Meat – avoid imitation if you can
- Dijon Mustard
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Celery – finely chopped
- Old Bay Seasoning
What Tools Do I Need?
This recipe doesn’t require any special tools. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A Small Pot
- Cutting Board
- Piping Bag – optional, if you want to get fancy and pipe the filling into the eggs.
How to Make Old Bay Deviled Eggs with Crab
- Start by boiling your eggs, using your preferred method. I have placed my recommendation in the recipe card.
- Once the eggs are cooked and peeled, slice the eggs lengthwise, and add the yolks to a mixing bowl.
- Use a spoon to mix the egg yolks, crab meat, mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise, celery, and Old Bay. Depending on how creamy you want the mixture to be, you may opt to add more mayonnaise as desired.
- Taste for seasoning. Once your mixture is to your liking, taste it before filling the eggs. If you need a little more seasoning, I would add more Old Bay, just a pinch at a time! You can always add more, but it’s difficult to fix once over-salted.
- Fill the eggs using either a spoon, or a piping tool.
This recipe makes the perfect started for a party or seafood dinner. Make these eggs for your next:
- Game Day
- Baby Shower
- Game Night
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Shake things up with my Old Bay Deviled Eggs with Crab. It's the perfect appetizer for seafood lovers. Try it out at your next party, gathering, game day, or potluck.
- 6 cups Water, boiled
- 6 Large Eggs, boiled
- 4 ounces Lump Crab Meat, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Distilled White Vinegar
- 1.5 tablespoons Mayonaise
- 1 tablespoon Celery, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- Fill a medium pot 3/4 full of water, and allow to come to a rolling boil.
- From the refrigerator add eggs to boiling water, reduce heat to medium, and allow to cook for 11 minutes.
- After cooking, run eggs under cold water for 1-2 minutes, then peel immediately.
Slice eggs in half, add the yolks to a small mixing bowl, and set whites aside.
- To the mixing bowl containing the egg yolks, add the crab meat, dijon mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise, celery, and Old Bay Seasoning.
- Use a spoon to break down the yolks and stir until creamy and smooth, adding additional mayonnaise as needed to reach the desired texture.
- Use spoon or piping bag to fill each egg half with a portion of the yolk mixture.
- Top with chili powder, smoked paprika, chopped celery, or additional crab meat, as desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g