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    Down East Crab Cakes

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    40 mins

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    Mille®'s Note:

    4 for big appetites or 6-8 for smaller appetites

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    • 1 lb fresh-picked maine crabmeat (or any other fresh crabmeat)
    • 3 cups unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 4 -5 dashes Tabasco sauce or 4 -5 dashes other hot pepper sauce
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely minced
    • 4 scallions, minced
    • 1 stalk celery, finely minced
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup mayonnaise (approximately)
    • 1/4 cup additional breadcrumbs, for coating
    • oil (for frying)


    1. 1
      Combine crabmeat, breadcrumbs, mustard, hot sauce, bell pepper, scallions, celery and egg in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Add just enough mayonnaise to hold the ingredients together, being careful not to make it so moist that the mixture will fall apart.
    3. 3
      Divide into 8 patties.
    4. 4
      Coat with additional bread crumbs, then fry, four at a time, in hot oil until crispy and brown on all sides.
    5. 5
      ***Patties can be made ahead of time and frozen- they freeze very well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 23, 2005


      miller has left a rich legacy of wonderful recipes here on zaar, and this is one such stellar recipe. i didn't change anything (except that i didn't coat the patties in crumbs) and we loved the red peppers in the crab. we had this with avocado butter (#97094).

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    • on April 09, 2005


      This recipe was great! I didn't have any red bell pepper so I added finely minced onion. Served with a spicy aioli this was fantastic! Thank you!

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    • on February 21, 2005


      Fabulous and filling! I used fresh Dungeness crab and mixed in breadcrumbs, but used Panko to coat the patties before frying. I served these with a sweet chile dipping sauce and a concoction of horseradish, mustard, sour cream, lemon, and chives. Wnderful recipe..thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Down East Crab Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (165 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 706.9
    Calories from Fat 237
    Total Fat 26.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    Cholesterol 109.3 mg
    Sodium 2081.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    Sugars 11.0 g
    Protein 35.3 g

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