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seafood patty cut crosswise and dipped in sauce
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Best Crab Cakes Recipe

These moist, meaty, tangy, savory, perfectly cooked crab cakes will soon become your favorite, quick seafood dish to serve as an appetizer, a main course, or just to impress your friends and family!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 206kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lump crab meat
  • cup mayo I used reduced fat olive oil mayo
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1 egg white whisked
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh baby dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper or to taste (use only 1/8 teaspoon if using ground black pepper)
  • olive oil
  • tartar sauce/crab cake sauce for serving

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except tartar sauce. Stir thoroughly.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil into a skillet over medium heat.
  • Scoop crab mixture using a ice cream scoop. Form into a patty (less than 1/2 inch thick), then place in oiled skillet.
  • Cook in pan 4-5 minutes on each side until browned and crisp on the outsides. (If outside is getting too browned before the center cooks through, just turn the heat down a bit) Repeat with remaining crab mixture.
  • Serve warm with tartar sauce for dipping.

Notes

  • If the outside of your patties is getting too browned before the center cooks through, just turn the heat down a bit on your burner and continue to cook, watching so they don't burn.
  • Cooked crab cakes will keep in the fridge for up to three days.
  • If you don't have panko, you can substitute regular, plain breadcrumbs or Italian style breadcrumbs instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1075mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg