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Classic Crab Cakes

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Cook time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Fold in crabmeat. Shape crab mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties; chill 1 hour.

  2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add crab cakes, and cook 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden.

  3. Crab Cake BLT: Place bottom of 1 toasted bun on a serving plate; spread with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise, and top with 1 lettuce leaf, 2 cooked bacon slices, 1 Classic Crab Cake, 2 tomato slices, and top of toasted bun. Makes 1 serving.