May 1, 2011

Crab Cakes

I have loved crab cakes as far as I can remember and was able to get some beautiful fresh crab meat imported from France this weekend so this delicious recipe was on my mind. I used to small falafel maker to shape my cakes into mini rounds that would go perfect on top of the crisp green salad I made. What a great mix might I add. Of course you can use your hands or any other tools you may have to shape yours small or large.

1 pound crab meat
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
3 scallions (green and white parts)
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
sunflower oil for frying

1. In a small food processor pulse crab meat until ground. Do the same for the scallions and pepper. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the sunflower oil. Shape into patties.

2. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, in batches, in pan and fry until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry on other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Yields: 4-6 servings

5 fabulous comments:

Sarah Muhammad said...

can i make this with crab meat imitation? its kind of like crab.. but not.

Noor said...

Yes, I am sure you could if you like it sis go ahead also shrimp or even fish.

Ben said...

Oh they look delicious and crispy. I have never made crab cakes before, but I really need to change that.

alfarascha said...

I totally love crab meat! and I've always considered what else can I do with it? so thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

Noor said...

Thanks everyone yes they are SO easy to make and the taste MMM amazing. You can really do so much with crab.