Crab Cakes

crab cakes

 

 

crab cakes

These crab cakes are very delicious and something you would eat at a fancy restaurant. Well … did you know that they can be easily made in your own kitchen? These crab cakes are perfect for dinner with Valentines Day just around the corner. There is alot of different sauce that will be good with them, this is one of my favorites, and this beurre blanc sauce will go well with it as well.

 

Ingredients:

24 ounces lump crab meat

1/2 onion finely chopped

1 egg

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon old bay seasoning

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

4 dashes of hot sauce (I used Trader Joes one)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter to saute onion

panko crumbs

optional: shredded cabbage

diced fire roasted peppers

alfa alfa sprouts or any other type.

oil for frying

 

Sauce:

1/2 cup mayo

1/3 cup fire roasted red peppers diced

2 tablespoons capers

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

season with salt

Directions:

Sauce-

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Crab Cakes-

saute onions in butter until lightly browned and soft.

Drain and squeeze all liquid from crab, place it in a mixing bowl.

Whisk  together mayo,egg,mustard,salt,hot sauce,old bay seasoning ,Worcestershire sauce. Add it to crab.

Add sautéed onions to bowl with crab.Add breadcrumbs.Mix all together.

Form crab mixture in to 8-10 patties. Coat with panko crumbs on both sides.

Heat a frying on medium heat. Add oil. Fry crab cakes on both sides and transfer to a plate when done.

To plate and serve as pictured above, mix cabbage with sprouts,red peppers, salt, and squeeze of lemon juice.

Place cabbage mix on bottom of plate. Arrange crab cake on top and pour over with sauce on top.