These cute little Crab Bites make a great side for any holiday meal. Most of the work can be done a day in advance and then baked just before being served, which can be a real time-saver when planning a holiday meal.
In addition to making a great little one-bite phyllo cups, if you have leftover "crab and cheese filling" (which is what you'll have right after step three)… it makes a really great sandwich spread or cracker dip! Because we're using crab meat from a can, there's nothing in the recipe that "has" to be baked, so it's totally usable as-is.
If you're using fresh crab meat (from an actual crab), you would need to boil the meat or prepare the crab for consumption using your normal method before making this recipe. Consuming raw crab meat, is not recommended.