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Mini Crab Cakes With Garlic-Chive Sauce

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 8 mins
Yield Makes 16 cakes (serving size: 1 cake and 1 tbsp. sauce)
Cook these mini crab cakes over medium-low heat to ensure a deep golden crust without overcooking the delicate crab.  Pair with our homemade garlic-chive sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package fresh lump crabmeat, drained
  • 3 whole grain white bread slices
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic-Chive Sauce
  • Garnish: lemon slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 67
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 4.2 g
  • carbohydrate 4.3 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 41 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 238 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pick crabmeat, removing any bits of shell. Pulse bread slices in a blender or food processor 5 times or until finely crumbled. (Yield should be about 1 1/2 cups.)

  2. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in breadcrumbs and crabmeat. Shape mixture into 16 (2-inch) cakes (about 2 Tbsp. each).

  3. Cook cakes, in batches, on a hot, large griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-low heat 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Season with salt to taste. (Keep cakes warm in a 200° oven for up to 30 minutes.) Serve with Garlic-Chive Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

  4. Note: For testing purposes, we used Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Whole Grain White Bread.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt to taste.