Maryland Crab Cakes

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READY IN: 1hr 27mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Process crackers in food processor until finely ground.
  • Dry crabmeat well with paper towels.
  • Using rubber spatula, gently combine crabmeat, 1/4 c cracker crumbs, scallions, melted butter, mayonnaise, egg yolk, mustard hot sauce and Old Bay in a large bowl.
  • Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into tight, mounded cakes. Press top of each cake in remaining crumbs.
  • Transfer crumb side down to a large plate and refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat broiler. Grease an 8" square area in center of rimmed baking sheet with softened butter.
  • Transfer crab cakes to prepared baking sheet, crumb side down. Broil until crab cakes are golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
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