Homemade Crab Cakes

My favorite type of seafood is crab. I have always enjoyed the flavorful and seasoned taste of crab meat. So when I saw a recipe for crab cakes, I was thrilled. Not only were they easy, but cheap! I had crab meat in the freezer and knew this was the perfect opportunity to take advantage.

All I had to do was mix all the ingredients into a large bowl and form the mixture into patties. With my two frozen bags of crab meat, these easily made six thick and large sized patties. Once the patties were formed, I heated a skillet with olive oil and butter. Then I cooked the patties on medium-high heat until golden brown.

Once cooked through, I let them cool and served. They were so flavorful! I was very surprised and proud of myself with how they turned out. I served them with kale chips and we filled right up. These sure do make a lot! 

 This easy recipe is definitely a keeper for the cook books and I now have bragging rights on how to make a delectable seafood meal! 

The ingredients: Not pictured: Butter and minced Chives. 

Mix crab, egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, lemon juice, onion powder, pepper and hot sauce in a large bowl.

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming.

Cook the patties until golden brown.

The patties will be hot, so give time to cool down.

Enjoy!

I served mine with kale chips and it was such a delicious meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pounds crabmeat
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, panko
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, light 
  • 2 tablespoon chives, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mustard, Dijon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground 
  • 4 dashes hot sauce (such as Tabasco), or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon butter, unsalted

Directions:

  1. Mix crab, egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, lemon juice, onion powder, pepper and hot sauce in a large bowl.
  2. Form into 6 patties.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming.
  4. Cook the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

~*~Nutritional Info*~*

Calories: 163
 Saturated Fat: 2g
Sodium: 350mg
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Fat: 8g
Carbs: 6g
Cholesterol: 86mg
Protein: 16g

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