I so enjoy enjoying a succulent crab cake with the top and bottom browned perfectly,so you hear the crunch when you take a bite.
The sweetness of the crab meat and the old bay seasoned crust is a special delight on a summer day, so I wanted to share this recipe from Fine Cooking. This is a recipe I will definitely try with a nice cold beer and write a update. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 lb. jumbo lump or backfin lump crabmeat, fresh or pasteurized
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1-1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Kosher salt
- 1-1/4 cups fresh breadcrumbs (from soft white sandwich bread, such as Pepperidge Farm)
- 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- Lemon wedges for serving
Drain the crab meat, if necessary, and pick through it for shells ( jumbo lump will not have shells). Put the crab in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Scrape the mixture over the crab and mix gently until well combined. Gently break up the lumps with your fingers but do not overmix.
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and the parsley over the mixture, and mix them in thoroughly but gently; try not to turn the mixture into a mash—it should still be somewhat loose. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours.
Shape the crab mixture into 8 cakes about 1 inch thick. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the butter with the olive oil over medium heat. When the butter is frothy, add the cakes to the pan (8 should fit comfortably). Cook until dark golden brown on the underside, about 4 minutes. Flip the cakes, reduce the heat to medium low, and continue cooking until the other side is well browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the cakes. Via Fine Cooking
nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 340; Fat (g): fat g 23; Fat Calories (kcal): 200; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 6; Protein (g): protein g 23; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 9; Polyunsaturated Fat (g):7; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 890; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 140; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;