Tortilla Crab Roulette Rolls


These tortilla crab roulette rolls are super delicious and so simple to prepare! It is one of my hubby’s most favorite appetizers that I make and he requests it for any big dinner event and of course every big Holiday event! It has become a tradition to make these for Christmas every single year and if I don’t, it feels like there is something missing on the table. My favorite part about this appetizer is that it can be made a day ahead of time and stays good in the fridge for up to a week, although in our house it does not last that long! Lol. So it is great for a big dinner or party if you have guests coming over and are overwhelmed with a lot to cook, this dish can be crossed off your list the day before. I have been making this appetizer for years now, just never had a chance to post it yet, it has been tried by several friends and relatives and everyone always loves it. So, if you are having a hard time choosing an appetizer to make for an important event, this recipe will not fail you! 🙂

Tortilla Crab Roulette Rolls {Serves 14-18} 


  • Imitation Crab Meat, Flak Style 24 oz (Usually 3 packs of 8 oz)
  • 5 Flour Tortillas (Big Burrito Size)
  • 3 1/2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese (Shredded)
  • 8-9 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise (I use Hellman’s Brand)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic


1) Cook your eggs to make them hard boiled. Meanwhile, cut all the imitation crab meat into small pieces and set it aside in a big bowl. Once the eggs are done, cool them off, peel them and cut them also into small pieces. Put the shredded Mexican blend cheese into a separate big bowl.



2) In a separate bowl or measuring cup, put the 1 cup of Mayonnaise. Peel the garlic cloves and add them into the Mayonnaise using a garlic press. Mix very well to distribute the garlic evenly.

3) Take a big piece of parchment paper or foil and lay it down on the table (This is not necessary but makes cleaning much easier afterwards.) Put the tortilla on the parchment paper and using a butter knife, spread a thin, even layer of the Mayonnaise mix on it. It should be about 3 heaping Tablespoons of Mayo mix per each tortilla.


4) Then using your hands, evenly sprinkle the Mexican blend cheese over the mayo.


5) Then evenly sprinkle the hard boiled eggs over the layer of cheese.


6) Then evenly sprinkle the imitation crab meat over the layer of eggs.


7) Then roll up the tortilla into a roulette, or burrito looking roll. Then put the roll in foil and tighten the foil around the roll so it does not loose its shape and stays like a roulette roll.




8) Refrigerate over night or at least 8 hours. Then when you are ready to serve it, just carefully take it out of the foil and cut it into pin wheels. *Make sure to cut it into thick (About 3/4 inch thick) pin wheels, if you cut it too thin it will fall apart and loose it’s shape! Cut the ends off, because they do not look pretty with the way the tortilla just hangs off the sides, so I do not put it in the serving plate I either eat it or discard it. I have my husband help me with this step, he cuts and I hold them so they don’t fall and break apart, then neatly transfer them to a serving plate. *Best served cold, right out of the fridge, so cut right before serving them.



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