Creamy Crab Cakes

"This is a lighter and creamier version. They are soft and need at least an hour chilling time before pan frying."
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6 crabcakes




  • In a food processor, combine the egg yolk, vinegar, mustard, bell pepper, onion, 2 tspon parsley, tabasco, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Slowly add the oil until the mixture emulsifies and forms a thin mayonnaise.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the sour cream.
  • Stir in the crabmeat, gently to prevent from breaking the lumps.
  • Form 8 patties, 3 inches wide by 3/4 inch thick.
  • Put the bread crumps in a shallow plate and mix in the 3 tbsp of parsley.
  • Lightl dredge the patties on both sides in the bread crmbs.
  • Cover the crab cakes with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or longer.
  • Heat a skillet with butter over low to medium heat.
  • Add the crab cakes, fry for about 4 minutes perside or until golden brown.

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  1. marie mt
    These were good crab cakes but not creamy. My husband wanted creamy crab cakes in the worst way. He found this recipe himself and I tried it for a special occasion. While the crab cakes were good, mine did not turn out creamy at all. I followed the instructions almost to the letter but my "thin mayonaise" mixture was very liquid. I had a hard time forming the cakes without them falling apart. I found it difficult to drege them in bread crumbs without them falling apart. I had extra liquid which I poured over the cakes and it was absorbed after chilling for several hours. I had no doubt that I was not going to be able to fry these without them breaking apart so, as other recipes suggested, I baked them for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and then broiled them for 5 minutes. I was pleased by how crispy the bread crumb coating turned out. (I had used panko crumbs.) While these were spicy and tasty, they were just not what I was hoping for, which was a crusty crab cake with a soft creamy center.


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