Grit Crusted Crab & Chorizo Bites

Shrimp and grits are really popular right now. I love the flavors and think that these crab bites will remind you, but on an elevated level. Crunchy cornmeal crust giving way to a creamy warm center loaded with crab and chorizo. I chose a really easy charred tomato sauce to serve them with.

  • Prep Time: 45m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 1h


  • 8 ounces Crab meat
  • 1/2 cup Manchego Mornay
  • 1/4 cup Chorizo Mix
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Corn grits, course ground cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons Chives, minced
  • Salt to season after frying


  1. In a medium bowl add all the Mornay, chorizo and eggs. Mix until fully combined. Add the crab and the chives and mix to combine. Add the muffin mix and mix until fully combined. Using a tablespoon, drop fritters in 350⁰ oil, fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towel and season with salt. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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