Crab Chops

Coastal Living
6 servings


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2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, drained
20 saltine crackers, finely crushed
1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon Rustic Rub
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Garnishes: lemon wedges, parsley sprigs


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Stir in green onions and next 3 ingredients; cook 2 to 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

Combine egg, crabmeat, and cracker crumbs; toss gently. Stir in milk mixture. Shape into 6 patties (or chops).

Combine breadcrumbs and Rustic Rub in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in crumb mixture. Cover and chill 1 1/2 hours.

Cook crab cakes in 1/4 cup melted butter and hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

April 2001