To prepare crab cakes, drain crabmeat on several layers of paper towels. Combine crabmeat, bell pepper, and the next 4 ingredients (through egg), tossing gently. Stir in 1/4 cup panko. Place remaining 3/4 cup panko in a shallow dish.
Divide crab mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape 4 portions into 3/4-inch-thick patties; dredge in panko. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add dredged patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with the remaining crab mixture, panko, and oil.
To prepare rémoulade, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise and remaining ingredients; serve with crab cakes.
Loved them! I had some leftover lump crabmeat and wanted to try a crab cake. I only had 4 oz. so I made little appetizer sized cakes. They were delicious! I can't wait to make a full recipe. I had to make a few changes as this what I had on hand: no capers, scallions instead of green onions, Gulden's mustard instead of Dijon.
We really love the flavor of this dish but each time I've made it I've had issues with the crab cake falling apart. Next time I'll try refrigerating per one of the reviewers and see if that helps...if they hold together I would definitely move the rating up to 4 or 5 stars
This is the first recipe I have ever felt compelled to review - these really are the best crab cakes I have ever made, and I've tried dozens of recipes. The remoulade was delicious, but the crab cakes were so good I almost didn't want to use it. I would like to say I made the recipe as written, but sadly, my cupboards were bare and I had literally less than a tablespoon of regular bread crumbs - no Panko in sight. I used crushed Wheat Thins...which was only a slightly better choice than Fiber One Cereal. In the end, though they were difficult to fry, the true flavor of the recipe still came through and I will definitely be keeping this recipe.
I didn't have any problems with the cakes holding together, and we really enjoyed this recipe. These were true, fresh tasting crab cakes (with more crab than filling). They were somewhat delicate and loose, but not unmanageable. The only issue I had with them was the cost of lump crab meat, which was very pricey at the time.
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