Crab Fries and Fish Basket

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4 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

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This Crab Fries and Fish Basket is one of my favorite fish dinner recipes.

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

If you are from the Philadelphia area or have ever been to the Jersey Shore, you have probably heard of Chickie and Pete’s Crab Fries.

You can’t walk down a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore without that signature aroma smacking you in the face.  It’s incredible!

In fact, they are so popular that our local arena in northeast PA has even started selling them at their events.

These fries are killer.  They are encrusted in Chickie and Pete’s signature spice blend and  are over-the-top good.

I thought I would try my hand at recreating Chickie and Pete’s Crab Fries (or at least a close replica).  And, what goes better with Crab Fries than beer battered fish?

This was my spin on the classic fish and chips and has quickly become on of my family’s favorite fish dinner recipes.  The best part was the entire meal was ready in under 30 minutes and only required a few easy ingredients.

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

I used Sea Cuisine® Beer Battered Cod Fillets and Ore-Ida® Crinkle Cut Fries that I found at Sam’s Club.

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

I loved the crispiness of the fish.  You can either fry or bake it.  I chose to bake ours and it had this incredible crunch.

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

Sam’s Club features an amazing variety of easy-to-prepare, high-quality, sustainable seafood. From classics like Fish and Chips to unbelievably delicious new creations like Butterfly Shrimp Sliders, Sam’s Club serves up seven seafood recipes your family will love. You can find them in the frozen food aisle.

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

Sam’s Club is offering samples of these seaside delights for seven straight weeks, beginning February 19 &20. Just look for the demo cart in your local Sam’s Club and grab your sample.  Along with these tasty bites, demo associates will be handing out a recipe guide with info on how to make them.

Here’s a list of demo times.  Demo times vary depending on the Club, but most demos should occur between 11AM-4PM – check yours here:


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These fries tasted just like I had hoped.  They were crispy and full of amazing flavor.  One whiff and I was transported back to the Jersey Shore (if only it wasn’t 17 degrees outside!).  You really must try this recipe!

I’m sure the original recipe is much more complicated than this but I’m pretty satisfied with the results. If you like fry recipes try this Air Fryer In and Out Animal Fries.

Have you ever tried Chickie and Pete’s Crab Fries?  Leave a comment and let me know.


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Fish Dinner Recipes: Crab Fries and Fish Basket

Fish Dinner Recipes Crab Fries and Fish Basket - It is a Keeper

Crab Fries and Fish Basket

4 from 1 vote
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Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


Crab Fries and Fish Basket

Tartar Sauce

  • 1 cup KRAFT Mayo or KRAFT Miracle Whip
  • 2 tsp . dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp . yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp . lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place fries on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle seasoning over fries and toss to coat.
  • Place fish fillets on a separate baking sheet.
  • Bake the fries and the fish for 18-20 minutes, or until crispy and lightly browned.
  • While fish is baking, place all of the tartar sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Remove fries and fish from oven and serve immediately with tartar sauce.

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4 thoughts on “Crab Fries and Fish Basket”

  1. BTW, I just subscribed to your blog (love the bar at the top of the page — so easy) With all the social media we use, I forget sometimes that email is the most likley place for me to consistently stay in touch. So, now I won’t miss a beat!

  2. 4 stars
    You know, Old Bay seasoning must be a secret ingredient! So many recipes call for it but I’ve never seen it in a store, let alone tried it. I’ve got to “get me some” These fries sound so good. I would love to try them.


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