Mexicali Crab Cakes



5 servings (serving size: 2 crab cakes and 1/4 cup sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 308
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 10.2 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 3.6 g
Protein 23.2 g
Carbohydrate 30.9 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 139 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 1634 mg
Calcium 126 mg


1 1/2 tablespoons stick margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
1 cup finely crushed cornflakes
Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups cocktail sauce or medium-hot salsa
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Preheat oven to 450°.

Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add celery, bell pepper, and jalapeño; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Cool.

Combine mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (mayonnaise through egg) in a large bowl. Add celery mixture, breadcrumbs, green onions, crabmeat, and corn, and stir well. Divide crabmeat mixture into 10 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Dredge patties in cornflakes.

Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; turn patties over, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden. Serve crab cakes with cocktail sauce, and garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

August 1997
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