Classic Crab Cakes

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

The sweet, clean flavor of crab shines in this recipe for Classic Crab Cakes.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 crab cake and 1 lemon wedge)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 24 Minutes
Total: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 16.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 482mg
  • Calcium: 70mg

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, quartered

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine 1/3 cup panko and next 10 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl, stirring well. Add crab; stir gently just until combined. Place remaining 1/3 cup panko in a shallow dish. Using wet hands, shape crab mixture into 4 equal balls. Coat balls in panko. Gently flatten balls to form 4 (4-inch) patties.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with lemon wedges.
  3. Variation: Salmon Cakes Prepare Classic Crab Cakes recipe, substituting 8 ounces cooked, flaked salmon for the crab. Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salmon cake and 1 lemon wedge) Calories 210; Fat 11g (sat 1.4g); Sodium 307mg
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