Etta's Crab Cakes (Tom Douglas)

Recipe by BarbryT
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • In a small food processor, combine egg yolk, vinegar, mustard, bell pepper, onion, parsley, Tabasco, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Pulse to mince the vegetables and combine the ingredients.
  • With motor running, slowly add oil through the feed tube until the mixture emulsifies and forms a thin mayonnaise.
  • Transfer mayonnaise mixture to a large bowl and stir in sour cream, then carefully fold in crabmeat.
  • Gently form into 8 crabcakes, about 3 inches across and ¾-inch thick.
  • Put the fresh bread crumbs in a shallow container and stir in parsley.
  • Lightly dredge the crab cakes on both sides in the bread crumbs.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour (preferably longer).
  • Put 2 large nonstick skillets over medium heat and add about 2 tablespoons butter to each pan. When butter is melted, add 4 cakes to each pan.
  • Gently fry until golden brown on both sides and hot through, turning once with a spatula, about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Depending on appetites, suggest service of two crab cakes per serving, with lemon wedges.