Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Found this recipe in a beach house that we had rented and I copied it down! It seems like someone had given a container with the crabcakes (and the recipe attached) to the owner or previous tenant. What a nice idea. I made them without the tarter sauce since I didn't have the ingredients but I took some mayo, mustard and hot sauce and made a dipping sauce.
For the crab cakes
- 1 lb crabmeat, not too broken apart
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, finely chopped
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vegetable oil
For tartar sauce
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1 teaspoon creole mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cajun creole mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- In a large bowl, place crabmeat, scallions and bread crumbs. Mix very lightly.
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustards, lemon juice, seasonings and egg and whip together until smooth.
- Pour mayonnaise mixture over the crab mixture and lightly fold together.
- Gently shape into 20 cakes (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter). Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
- Meanwhile make the tartar sauce by mixing all the tartar sauce ingredients together in a small bowl; cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- To cook the crab cakes, put oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat and when small bubbles appear, add the cakes.
- Cook 2-3 minutes, per side, until golden brown.
- Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
This review is just for the tartar sauce...I had store bought crab cakes and wanted to make a tartar sauce. This recipe is excellent, far better than buying a jar of sauce. Thanks for posting.
I love crab, but have had a difficult time finding a recipe that actually tasted like crab and not bread crumbs. I used leftover crab from our alaskan king crab legs last night, and yummy! I did use finely chopped red onion, since I didn't have scallions, and added the panko at the end, just to roll the crab in, again, that was to get more of a crab flavor and it was really tasty. I served it with lemon wedges only, because that was all it needed. Oh, and family gave it a thumbs up :)
This is one of those that I wish I could give more stars! This was my first time and making crab cakes and the results were absolutely delicious! I made the tartar sauce as well and love the addition of the capers. It really compliments the cakes. Thank you for sharing!