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Quick Crab Cakes

Real Simple JUNE 2006

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups potato chips
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked through to remove shells
  • 1/3 cup tartar sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, thinly sliced into 6 pieces
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


Heat broiler.

In a medium bowl, finely crush the potato chips. Add the crabmeat, tartar sauce, mustard, and pepper and stir to combine. Form the mixture into 6 patties and place on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet. Top each with a pat of butter and broil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 196
  • Calories from fat: 60%
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Sodium: 701mg
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 13g

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