Pacific Crab Cakes BLT Sandwiches With Horseradish Mayonnaise

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Stephanie Z.

I just love crab cakes, and I love BLTs. What could be better than combining them? Dungeness crab is native to the West coast, specifically from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to Santa Cruz, California. I got this recipe from the Gourmet Food blog.

Top Review by pamela t.

Just fantastic! Wonderful blend of flavors--this could be a new winner on the Food Network. If I were you, I would enter it in the Other Than Hamburger category. You could win $10,0000.00! Loved the crab and bacon. Made and reviewed for My 3 Chefs 2008

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the crab cakes, tear up the bread and pulse in a food processor to make fine, soft crumbs (you should have about 5 cups). Transfer the bread crumbs to a shallow pan and mix in 1/2 cup of the parsley.
  2. In a food processor, combine the egg yolk, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, mustard, paprika, thyme, celery seeds and black pepper.
  3. Pulse to combine. With the motor running, add the oil through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream until the mixture emulsifies and forms a mayonnaise. Transfer the mayonnaise to a bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the onion and bell peppers with the remaining 1/4 cup parsley. Add the mayonnaise and crabmeat and mix lightly.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in 1 cup of the bread crumb mixture. Do not overwork the mixture or the crab cakes may get gummy.
  6. Gently form 6 cakes and flatten them into patties about 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the patties lightly in the remaining bread crumb mixture.
  7. Cover the crab cakes with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Or you can freeze them!
  8. **To prepare the horseradish mayonnaise, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt as necessary. Cover and refrigerate.
  9. Preheat oven to 400°F Put the bacon on a baking sheet, place it in the oven, and cook until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  10. Place 2 large, nonstick skillets over medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to each pan. Add 3 crab cakes to each pan and slowly fry them for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and heated through.
  11. Preheat the broiler. Place the bread on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler, turning until light golden brown on both sides.
  12. Lightly spread each slice of bread with the horseradish mayo. Place 1 side of toast, mayo side up, on each plate. Top each with 1 crab cake, 2 pieces of bacon, a tomato slice, and lettuce leaves. Place a second slice of toast on top, mayo side down.

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