Cajun Crab Cakes

Cajun Crab Cakes Recipe


4 Servings

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 334
Fat 22 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 23 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 224 mg
Sodium 939 mg


2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small stalk celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 (6 oz.) cans lump crabmeat, picked over
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chili
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 large eggs


Warm 1/2 Tbsp. oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

Combine remaining ingredients, other than remaining oil, in a medium bowl. Stir in onion mixture. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Warm remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Make 4 cakes out of crab mixture. Add to pan and cook until golden, 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and crisp, 3 minutes. Cover and cook on low for 1 minute to warm through. Serve with lemon wedges and green hot sauce, if desired.

December 2006
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