Thai-Style Crab Cakes

"Juicy fat little nuggets of crabby goodness! I developed this because of a craving for a sweet-hot crab dish I'd enjoyed at a Thai restaurant. I love crabmeat (jumbo lump, please, none of the frozen/canned yuck for *moi*) but dislike most crab-cake recipes because they are either too bready, or somehow involve cheese. Just me personally: I don't like pairing fish with cheese. These succulent cakes will be our dinner entree for New Year's Eve 2011!"
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Ready In:
10 cakes




  • Gently toss the crabmeat with lemon juice and ginger. Set aside.
  • In oil, saute' onions, pepper, and garlic until it is all soft. Let cool and toss with crabmeat. Add remaining ingredients, except for breadcrumbs.
  • Form into small patties, about 2.5" in diameter. Place on wax paper in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and pat with bread crumbs on both sides.
  • Palace on parchment-covered baking sheet and bake for 2 minutes at 350, or until browned.
  • Top with 1 T sweet chili sauce and serve.

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  1. the overall taste was good, but I had issues in the baking. I forgot to add the breadcrumbs, don't need the carbs any way. But I put the in the oven at 350 for about 8 minutes and they started to brown, I took them out, but the bottoms were soggy, so I turned the oven on broil and put the back in for a few minutes. Then I flipped them over to brown the other side for another 3-4 minutes. the sweet and spicy sauce is key, it really completes the dish


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