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    Key West Style Crab Cakes

    Key West Style Crab Cakes. Photo by Bev

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    51 mins

    45 mins

    6 mins

    Parrot Head Mama's Note:

    Got this recipe from a cookbook my husband & I picked up on our honeymoon in the Keys. A few years later, stuck in snowy, land-locked IA where we live, we decided to make up a few batches of these with some Rum Runners and have a "Wish We Were in Key West" dinner party with a few friends.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      When preparing bacon, remove from pan and sautee onions, peppers, celery & garlic in bacon drippings.
    2. 2
      Transfer to a bowl, add crabmeat, herbs& breadcrumbs.
    3. 3
      Fold in egg & cream.
    4. 4
      Form into patties, size of your choice.
    5. 5
      Wrap & refrigerate atleast 30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Pan fry cakes in butter/oil til crispy on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side.
    7. 7
      Serve with horseradish/mustard sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 01, 2007

      55

      I'm so glad I finally got around to trying these wonderful crabcakes! I used king crab and also used probably a bit more breadcrumbs than called for because I was having a bit of difficulty getting the patties to hold together. I served them with Easy Horseradish Mustard Sauce which was the perfect sauce for these crabcakes. We enjoyed them so much! Thank you!

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    • on May 25, 2006

      55

      Wow ~ these were excellent! First off, I left out the bacon since DH will not eat any recipe with bacon in it. Other than that, I made as posted and I don't think we missed the bacon flavor at all. I made the cakes small ~ I got 14 out of the recipe ~ and I served with my own cocktail sauce. Thesse will be made quite often in our house ~ thanks for posting a keeper!

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    • on October 02, 2004

      55

      This recipe deserves alot more stars than I can give! My DH devoured these! I was able to make six cakes from this recipe, I guess I made them smaller than I was supposed to. Definitly making these again this week. I made a cocktail sauce with horseradish and ketchup to serve with the cakes. Thanks Parrot Head Mama for a delicious recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Key West Style Crab Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (267 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 617.1
     
    Calories from Fat 319
    51%
    Total Fat 35.4 g
    54%
    Saturated Fat 17.3 g
    86%
    Cholesterol 272.4 mg
    90%
    Sodium 2418.0 mg
    100%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.2 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 51.3 g
    102%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh herbs

    Old Bay Seasoning

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