Down East Crab Cakes

Recipe by Millereg
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb fresh-picked maine crabmeat (or any other fresh crabmeat)
  • 3
    cups unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1
    tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 -5
    dashes Tabasco sauce or 4 -5 dashes other hot pepper sauce
  • 1
    medium red bell pepper, finely minced
  • 4
    scallions, minced
  • 1
    stalk celery, finely minced
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    cup mayonnaise (approximately)
  • 14
    cup additional breadcrumbs, for coating
  • oil (for frying)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine crabmeat, breadcrumbs, mustard, hot sauce, bell pepper, scallions, celery and egg in a large bowl.
  • Add just enough mayonnaise to hold the ingredients together, being careful not to make it so moist that the mixture will fall apart.
  • Divide into 8 patties.
  • Coat with additional bread crumbs, then fry, four at a time, in hot oil until crispy and brown on all sides.
  • ***Patties can be made ahead of time and frozen- they freeze very well.
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