Macadamia Nut Crusted Crab Cakes

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READY IN: 1hr 36mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pick through the crabmeat to remove any bits of cartilage or shell.
  • Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the crabmeat and the next seven ingredients.
  • Mix well and let stand for 30 minutes for the flavor to blend.
  • Place the flour in one bowl, the eggs in another and the bread crumbs mixed with the Macadamia nuts in a third bowl.
  • Divide the crab mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each into a patty about 1/2 inch thick.
  • (the mixture is light and will separated but don't despair, keep pressing each patty firmly together).
  • Dip each patty into the flour to coat.
  • Next dip into the beaten eggs and then roll carefully in the crumb mixture to cover well.
  • Place on a plate and allow to air dry for 30 minutes.
  • In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Cook the patties without crowding in the pan until desired browness, turning once.
  • This may have to be done in batches.
  • Watch the heat, and reduce if necessary, as the nuts will tend to brown more quickly than the crumbs.
  • It usually takes about 3 minutes on each side to reach a golden brown and cook through.
  • Serve with"Black Bean Relish" (recipe posted separately).
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