So yummy! This recipe is a result of 4 different cook's trying to make the perfect crab cake that would hold up in a busy music cafe but still be authentic. Serve as small appetizers or throw some coleslaw on a kaiser bun with a larger sized one and you will have a delicious sandwich. I always make my own breadcrumbs but purchased will work fine. Try these with my cucumber dill sauce for a refreshing different taste!
- 1⁄4 cup minced yellow onions or 1⁄4 cup green onion
- 1⁄4 cup minced red peppers or 1⁄4 cup green pepper
- 1⁄3 cup minced celery
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 lb crabmeat, drained (fresh, frozen or canned lump or claw meat)
- 3⁄4-1 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, Maryland style
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- Saute onion, red pepper and celery until tender.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in crabmeat and the next 10 ingredients.
- Mix well & shape into patties, any size.
- Coat with additional breadcrumbs.
- Heat approximately 1/4 inch of oil in heavy weight fry pan to about 370 degrees.
- Fry for about 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
- Drain on paper before serving.
I found this recipe easy to do and very tasty. I added a few fresh herbs and used a chipotle suace in place of cayenne pepper. Served it with an arugula salad.
Thanks for a great dinner
Even our picky 5 year old ate her share without complaint! The only change we made was to use panko breadcrumbs on the outside. It made for a light, pleasantly crisp outside. Fantastic!
These were very tasty crab cakes. Loved the seasoning. Thanks for posting.